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Seniors find strong social connections and improved health at adult day programs

Frail seniors and their caregivers have come to rely on Adult Day Programs for the social connections that contribute to cognitive and physical well-being.

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Island Health staff work hard to safely reunite long-term care residents with loved ones

Recently, visitor restrictions for Long Term Care facilities were eased to encourage reunions between a single designated visitor and residents of long-term care.

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Urgent and primary care centre coming to Esquimalt

People living in Esquimalt and neighbouring communities will soon have better access to team-based everyday health care with planning for an urgent and primary care centre.

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Appointment of administrator ends, oversight strengthened at long-term care homes in Nanaimo and Comox Valley

Island Health is ending the temporary appointment of an administrator to oversee the day-to-day operations of Nanaimo Seniors Village and Comox Valley Seniors Village, while adding new accountabilities and oversight to ensure quality care continues. 

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British Columbians warned of Salmonella infections

British Columbia (B.C.) is one of five provinces experiencing an ongoing Salmonella outbreak.

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Island Health seeks expanded space to deliver services in the Cowichan Valley

Island Health has issued a Request for Proposals seeking clinic and office space in the Cowichan Valley to support future growth and improve access to community health services. 

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A passion for public health: meet Mike Benusic, Island Health’s new MHO

Sometimes life really does come full circle – just ask Mike Benusic.

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In a global pandemic, what is a field epidemiologist to do?

Island Health field first field epidemiologist recounts her COVID-19 experiences from the Yukon, to Ontario and back to Vancouver Island.

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Island Health and TELUS Health partner to support patients by monitoring their COVID-19 symptoms remotely

As more people began testing positive for COVID-19, the number of people who needed a daily check-in increased dramatically.

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Island Health long-term care staff use simulations to protect patients and staff from COVID-19

One of the strategies for helping care providers to anticipate and respond to a COVID-19 scenario is through the use of simulations.

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