21st John K. Friesen Conference 2012

Innovations in Home Care: A Public Policy Perspective

16-17 May 2012

Conference Program

It is well known that jurisdictions with more comprehensive and integrated home care delivery systems are able to extend independent living for older people for longer periods of time, thereby reducing more costly forms of care, such as institutionalization. Better quality home care raises the quality of life of older persons, and reduces the burden of care for families. Today, however, home care is provided in a largely fragmented system with many barriers to efficiency and coverage, such as divided responsibility and funding across ministries. There are issues of access in rural and remote areas, marginalized groups and concerning human resources. The 2012 John K. Friesen conference provided a forum for discussion of both the problems and the possibilities of home care in contemporary Canada.

FRIESEN CONFERENCE DAY 1, MAY 16, 2012

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

Andrew Wister, Chair, SFU Department of Gerontology
Graham Fox, President and CEO, IRPP
video

IRPP PANEL SESSION:

“Pan Canadian Policy Perspectives on Home Care”

Chair: Graham Fox,
President and CEO, IRPP

Marcus Hollander,
President, Hollander Analytical Services, Victoria, BC

AN OVERVIEW OF HOME AND CONTINUING CARE IN CANADA

powerpoint --/-- video

Donald Shiner,
Principle Investigator of the Atlantic Seniors Housing Research Alliance

PLANNING FOR SENIORS HOUSING

powerpoint --/-- video

Donna Wilson,
Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta

END-OF-LIFE AND PALLIATIVE HOME CARE

powerpoint --/-- video

IRPP Keynote Address

Chair: Nicole F. Bernier,
Research Director, IRPP

Neena Chappell,
Professor, University of Victoria

HOME CARE FOR AN AGING SOCIETY; WHY IT’S NEEDED; HOW IT CAN BE EFFECTIVE

powerpoint --/-- video

Keynote Address

Chair: Olena Hankivsky,
Associate Professor, SFU School of Public Policy & Director, Institute for Intersectionality Research and Policy SFU

Wynona Giannasi,
Partner, Howegroup – Public Sector Consultants, Vancouver BC

UNCOVERING THE SYSTEMIC ISSUES THAT RESIDE IN HOME CARE

powerpoint --/-- video

Panel Session:

“Human Resource Challenges in Home Care”

Chair: Gloria Gutman,
Professor/Director Emerita, SFU Gerontology Research Centre & Department

Ed Helfrich,
CEO, BC Care Providers Association

HUMAN RESOURCE CHALLENGES IN HOME CARE

powerpoint --/-- video

Bob Attfield,
Regional Director Western Canada, We Care Home Health Services

HUMAN RESOURCE CHALLENGES IN HOME CARE: PUTTING CLIENT NEED FIRST

powerpoint --/-- video

Lynda Foley,
Executive Director, Home Health and End of Life Care, Fraser Health Authority

PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER - HOME CARE: UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN RESOURCE CHALLENGES AND LEVERAGING THE OPPORTUNITIES

powerpoint --/-- video

Patricia Bawtinhaimer,
Association of Canadian Community Colleges

EDUCATION: MAKING A DIFFERENCE

powerpoint --/-- video

PUBLIC LECTURE

Kim Carter,
Ombudsperson, for the Province of British Columbia

RECOMMENDATIONS AND RESPONSES TO HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE: THE BC OMBUDSPERSON REPORT

powerpoint --/-- video

GRC 30TH ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION & 2012 “Elder Abuse Awareness to Action” Awards video

FRIESEN CONFERENCE DAY 2, MAY 17, 2012

Keynote Address

Isobel Mackenzie,
Chief Executive Officer, Beacon Community Services

HOME CARE 2012: ACHIEVEMENTS, CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES

powerpoint --/-- video

Panel Session:

“The Front Line – Home Care Providers”

Chair: Lillian Zimmerman,
Research Associate GRC

Lou Black,
Researcher and Policy Analyst, BC Hospital Employees’ Union

THREE POLICY DIRECTIONS FOR HOME CARE

video

Anita Zaenker,
Researcher, BC Government and Service Employees’ Union

RELATIONSHIP OF THE UNION AND WORKERS IN HOME CARE

video

Diana Hill,
Director, Home Support Services, Greater Vancouver Community Support Society

THE FRONT LINE: COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

video

Alisha Bell,
Barrister & Solicitor, Independent Legal Contractor, West Coast Domestic Workers' Association

LIVE-IN CAREGIVERS

powerpoint --/-- video

Kristen Farquharson,
Manager, RE:ACT Adult Protection Program & Patient Quality Care Office, Vancouver Coastal Health

RE:ACT ADULT PROTECTION PROGRAM

powerpoint --/-- video

Wrap Up Andrew Wister & Nicole F. Bernier

video

 

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