Crying Out Loud for Quality Residential Dementia Care is a long-term care advocacy/watchdog group in the Comox Valley. Adobe stock image

Crying Out Loud for Quality Residential Dementia Care is a long-term care advocacy/watchdog group in the Comox Valley. Adobe stock image

Comox Valley dementia care advocacy organization hosting panel discussion

After COVID-19, after the staffing is trained and increased, after infection control is a habit in B.C.’s long-term care homes, what’s next? What does quality dementia care in a residential setting look like?

Join us for a forward-looking panel discussion Wednesday, April 14 at 4 p.m. with experienced local care staff and recreation directors from the Comox Valley: Kelley Romeril, Liz Friis, Bev Powell, and Brenda Phillips.

Panelists will start with a short talk summarizing what they think from their experience is the most critical issue that needs to be addressed regarding dementia care in a residential setting at this time.

Some of the questions to pursue are:

What does quality dementia care look like and how can we get there?

How can there be more individualized care in a group setting and how can there be enough supervision and interaction with residents?

These questions and more should be of interest and use to those contemplating a better LTC system after COVID-19, especially as we are interacting with it for friends and family.

These questions and more should be of interest and use to those contemplating a better LTC system after COVID-19, especially as we are interacting with it for friends and family.

“Our society is called Crying Out Loud for Quality Residential Dementia Care,” said spokesperson Delores Broten, in a press release.

“Our focus is to educate care home staff, family members and the public on dementia and how to improve residential care for those with dementia in a long-term care facility. There has been a lot of media attention regarding long-term care homes in the past year during this COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to continue educating people on how these types of care facilities can improve care, especially dementia care.”

Register (free) at crying-out-loud.ca

FYI: contact Greta Judd at gretajudd@gmail.com or 250-792-1100.

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