OSA Long-Term Care Survey in the News

Volunteers sought to interview seniors in long-term care

Have you ever wondered what it’s like for seniors to live in long-term care? Now is your chance to find out.

A survey being held by the Office of the Seniors Advocate is seeking volunteers to visit residents, see and learn what it’s like in long-term care, while conducting a structured interview with seniors.

The project will interview all 29,000-plus residents in the provincially funded long-term care system about quality of life, with the goal to make improvements for them, both locally and provincially.

People are needed to visit residents, talk to them, ask their opinion on certain topics, listen to their stories and ultimately brighten their day in long-term care.

A similar survey was done five years ago, and the results of the new survey will give a comparison of results over time, ensure what people learned from the pandemic, and allow a refresh of the road map for improvement of overall quality of care and services given to residents in long-term care.

Anyone can apply as a volunteer by going online or calling by phone to 1-877-952-3181.

Original article by Brayden Ursel, January 6, 2023 appears here: Castanet.net Volunteers sought to interview seniors in long term care

If you’re interested in volunteering in the Penticton, Prince George, Victoria (or anywhere else in the province), please apply here.

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