Family Caregivers of BC in the Media
B.C. announces $75 million to help friend-and-family caregivers, The Star Vancouver (2018)
Family-and-friend caregivers in British Columbia provide more than 80 per cent of home care, said Barb MacLean, executive director of Family Caregivers of British Columbia.Read Here
FCBC News Release: Family Caregivers of BC Applauds $75 M in New Caregiver Support Funding
Making the private ma:er of caring for your family member or friend a public matter
has long been a mission of the 29-year-old charity Family Caregivers Society of British Columbia.
With Health Minister Adrian Dix’s announcement of $75 million in new provincial caregiver
support funding, the Society is celebrating.
Ministry of Health News Release: Family-and-friend caregivers to receive much-needed relief with expanded supports (June 2018)
The Ministry of Health is investing $75 million to expand respite care and adult
day programs, helping both seniors and their loved ones, announced Adrian Dix, Minister of
Inside Out: Self-Care for the Caregiver, Seaside Magazine (2017)
Janet McLean, Education & Engagement Lead and Lycia Rodrigues, Caregiver Support & Engagement Lead at Family Caregivers of B.C speak to the issues of self-identity and self-care for caregivers.Read Here
Les Personnes aidantes besoin de sortir de l’isolment, Radio Canada (2017)
Lycia Rodrigues, Caregiver Support & Engagement Lead speaks with Radio Canada. (French)Listen Here
Caregiver Distress Report, CBC The National (2017)
Janet McLean, Education & Engagement Lead for Family Caregivers of B.C speaks to the issue of caregiver distress in British Columbia following the report by the Seniors AdvocateWatch Here
Report finds caregiver distress leading to more seniors in care facilities, Vancouver Sun (2017)
Barbra Hopkins, President of the board of directors for Family Caregivers of B.C speaks to the issue of caregiver distress in British Columbia,Read more
Invest in caregivers or pay more for health care: B.C. senior’s advocate, CTV News (2017)
Barbra Hopkins address caregiver distress following the release of the Office of the Seniors Advocate report ” Caregivers in Distress: A Growing Problem.”Read more
Caregivers are invaluable, yet invisible, The Times Colonist (2017)
Read Executive Director Barb MacLean’s letter in response to a concerned caregiver.
Self-Care for Caregivers of People in Pain, Pain Waves by PainBC (2017)
Pain Waves talks to Wendy Johnstone from Family Caregivers of British Columbia about how caregivers can find the support and resources they need to take care of themselves.Listen Here
Caregivers and the Workplace, BC Almanac (2016)
Executive Director Barb MacLean and Nora Spinks, of the Vanier Institute of the Family talk about what working family caregivers can do.
B.C. health care system relies heavily on family caregivers, says advocate, CBC (2016)
Family Caregivers provide 70 to 75 percent of the care in Canada, and many are trying to balance caregiving responsibilities with employment. Executive Director Barb MacLean provides tips for caregivers who need help.
OLDER AND WISER: Supporting our caregivers, North Shore News (2016)
Family Caregivers of BC is thrilled with policy focus of a new Doctors of BC paper, Circle of Care: Supporting Family Caregivers in B.C.