Family Caregivers of BC (FCBC) proudly and compassionately supports over 1 million people in British Columbia that provide physical and/or emotional care to a family member, partner, friend or neighbour. FCBC supports caregivers by providing access to information, education, and supports that enable caregivers to feel more confident and successful in their role. FCBC provides leadership to strengthen the voice of family caregivers and the significance of their role. We engage with health sectors, social sectors, and caregivers to find ways to include caregivers as partners in care and in health care system improvement efforts. Established in 1989, FCBC is a not-for-profit registered charity funded by Ministry of Health, United Way Greater Victoria, and Island Health.
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Family Caregivers of BC in the Media
For Good News Friday on Capital Daily, Barb McLean, Executive Director of Family Caregivers of BC, talks about how to spot burnout in family caregivers and about the unique local services to help those in need from Family Caregivers BC.
Listen to our Executive Director Barb MacLean speak on the topic of vaccines for caregivers: Yesterday we brought you the story of a primary caregiver whose request for a vaccine was rejected by Vancouver Coastal Health. Today we find out how other caregivers are doing. The executive director for family caregivers of BC joins us. […]
Globe & Mail article: “Caregivers facing extra pressures during the COVID-19 pandemic need more support, advocates say”
This article details the additional stresses caregivers are facing during the pandemic and some of the trends that have emerged from a recent University of Alberta survey. The article features Katrina Precott (a volunteer at FCBC), her mother, and our Executive Director Barb MacLean.
In response to changes announced last month by the Provincial Health Officer on visitation in long-term care and assisted living, SafeCare BC, in collaboration with Family Caregivers of British Columbia, has developed an online COVID-19 orientation for families and friends wanting to support loved ones in care.
Family Caregivers of British Columbia (FCBC) is pleased to be able to expand services to support family and friend caregivers in response to the COVID crisis with a $500,000 grant from the BC Ministry of Health.
Janet McLean, FCBC. page 34; Visions Magazine, Vol 15, No1, 2019.