At the Seniors Project we work for policy changes to ensure that BC seniors can age and die with dignity, and to improve conditions for family members and health care workers. We believe that seniors should be at the centre of decisions about their own care, as well as the public policy decisions that affect them.
We produced The Remaining Light in 2010, a documentary about how we care for seniors in BC. We continue to use this film in training sessions, forums and workshops to promote changes in seniors care, drawing on the recommendations in the BC Ombudsperson’s report (The Best of Care: Getting It Right for Seniors in BC — download PDF files from the Ombudsperson website: Part One, Part Two Volume One, Part Two Volume Two.
In 2012 we shifted our focus to a more formal research agenda and hired a full time seniors care researcher. The research agenda will focus on solutions that can improve seniors’ quality of life and health outcomes while reducing cost pressures in acute care.