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.

Click here to access the e-book.


E-Books:

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

When I’m 64: Services for Older Adults explains the services available to help older adults make informed decisions and lead a healthy life as they age. It covers health care, housing, transportation and recreation services. The information is current to January 2020.


When I’m 64: Benefits for Older Adults

When I’m 64: Benefits for Older Adults explains what financial help older adults in British Columbia can get from government sources. It covers Old Age Security, the Canada Pension PlanEmployment Insurance, and welfare benefits for older adults. The information is current to January 2018.

When I’m 64: Controlling Your Affairs

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When I’m 64: Controlling Your Affairs has been replaced by our new title Planning for Your Future. It covers arrangements you can put in place now to prepare for a time when you’re unable to handle your own affairs. It explains your options for planning in the areas of health care, personal care, financial affairs, and legal matters.


Preparing Your Will 

Preparing Your Will is for people who are preparing a Will in British Columbia. This publication explains how to prepare a will, what to consider when appointing an executor, and next steps after the will are finished. This edition reflects the Wills, Estates and Succession Act, which became law in 2014.

Power of Attorney 

Power of Attorney tells you how a power of attorney can be used to give someone the legal power to take care of financial and legal matters for you. It explains the types of powers of attorney, who can be an attorney, their powers and responsibilities, and how to end such an arrangement. The information is current to March 2019.

Scams to Avoid 

Scams to Avoid helps you learn how to spot and guard against scams that try to trick you out of your money. This publication covers 15 of the most common scams that affect British Columbians, explains the growing problem of identity theft, and tells you the steps to take if you have been the victim of a scam. The information is current to March 2017.


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

Seniors First BC 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?

​​Low Cost Dental Programs​​​​​

Click this link to find a low cost dental clinic in your community

If you are not able to find a low cost clinic in your area, please call our Seniors Abuse and Information line at 604-437-1940 or toll free at 1-866-437-1940 and we will try to find a low cost clinic in your area.

We are available 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm excluding statutory holidays.

UBC Pharmacists Clinic

The Pharmacists Clinic at the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is Canada’s first university-affiliated, licensed, pharmacist-led patient care clinic.

Clients can book a 1-on-1 appointment (initial appointment is typically 1 hour) with an expert pharmacist to get answers to their medication questions, participate in their own medication care-planning and ultimately get the best possible outcomes from their drug therapy.

Appointments can be made in-person, by telephone, via Skype for Business, or booked online at https://veribook.com/lp/UBCPharmacistsClinic/.

Click the link below to download the Brochure:

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