Resources

Seniors First BC offers Ebook and Articles on Elder Care issues for residential care, elder Abuse, prevention and other concerns as part of their Resource library.

Legal Issues in Residential Care: An Advocate’s Manual

November 2nd, 2014

Legal_Issues_in_Residential_CareSeniors First BC is proud to present our Clicklaw Wikibook, Legal Issues in Residential Care: An Advocate’s Manual, an online guide to legal issues with regard to residential care in British Columbia, and the processes and solutions needed to deal with them.

This e-book is primarily meant for legal and health care professionals working to support people in residential care, as well as the Seniors First BC legal team.

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E-Books: When I’m 64

October 31st, 2014

Below are links to three e-books prepared by the People’s Law School, a British Columbian non-profit which provides public legal education and information. Beneath each link is the description of the book provided by the People’s Law School.


When I’m 64: Services for Seniors

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  • This publication tells you about the services you may be entitled to if you are a senior in British Columbia.

 

  • It covers health care, housing, transportation and recreation.

 

  • Updated to September 2015.

 

 


When I’m 64: Benefits

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  • This publication tells you about the government benefits you may be entitled to if you are a senior in British Columbia.

 

  • It covers Old Age Security, the Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance, and welfare benefits for seniors.

 

 

 

  • Updated to September 2015.

When I’m 64: Controlling Your Affairs

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  • This publication contains information about planning for the future.
  • It offers information about powers of attorney and representation agreements, making a will, staying safe and secure as an older adult, and protecting yourself from frauds and scams.
  • Updated to 2014.

 

 

 



Elder Abuse Prevention Series – HealthLink BC Files

January 16th, 2014

Preventing Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults - HealthLink BC File #93aHealthLink BC released the latest edition of the Elder Abuse Prevention Files: Preventing Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults, Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults: Information for Family Caregivers, Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults: Understanding Gender Differences, and Financial Abuse of Older Adults. The BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support is part of the team that reviewed these files. To view these files, click on the links below.

http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthfiles/hfile93a.stm
http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthfiles/hfile93b.stm
http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthfiles/hfile93c.stm
http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthfiles/hfile93d.stm

The HealthLinkBC Files provide information on key health topics, including elder abuse prevention. Most files are available in English and translated languages. You can search or browse the HealthLinkBC Files for information about a specific health topic or concern at http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/servicesresources/healthlinkbcfiles/index.html.


Fact Sheet on Elder Abuse and Other Resources for Settlement Workers

July 12th, 2014

Elder-Abuse-Fact Sheet for Immigrants

BC CEAS is proud to have contributed to the Justice Education Society’s new fact sheet on Elder Abuse.

 

This and various other legal resources for settlement workers can be viewed at the following link:

http://www.justiceeducation.ca/sites/default/files/pdfs/english/Elder-Abuse.pdf 

October 30th, 2014

Dementia-friendlyBelow are links to three publications by the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia. Each publication is tailored to a different professional audience, and has been developed with the help of expert committees. Here is what the Alzheimer Society has to say about its work:

“Think about your typical day in the office: would you know if a client or customer had Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia? If you recognized the signs would you know what you could do to make their experience as positive as possible?