B.C.’s Seniors Advocate has announced plans to take the pulse of seniors living in subsidized care homes.
Isobel Mackenzie announced this week that some 27,000 seniors living in 303 care homes across the province will be polled on their quality of life.
“For the first time in this province we are going to every care facility and we are asking every resident and their most frequent visitor, a number of questions about their quality of life in the care facility,” says Mackenzie in a press release.
The survey will look look at a series of issues impacting residents, including:
- Safety and security
- respect and responsiveness of staff
- personal relationships
- medications and activities
Mackenzie says the survey will allow advocates to assess seniors quality of life, and whether their needs are being met.
A team of volunteers will interview seniors living in the facilities in person, as well as provide written surveys to their most frequent visitor.
The Advocate’s office is now searching for volunteers to assist with the survey, and candidates can apply at surveybcseniors.org.