Month: December 2020

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New developments on the COVID-19 Variant, Supporting nurses and healthcare workers, Working from home in a pandemic era, and Protecting long term care home residents

Times Colonist

UBC researchers say a combination of good planning and leadership led to the success of one B.C. long term care home at keeping the COVID-19 virus at bay early on in the pandemic. The study, led by professor Farinaz Havaei, evaluated the management practices of a large B.C. long-term care facility that did not experience …

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Vancouver is Awesome

Implementing B.C. anti-COVID-19 guidelines, crisis leadership competency and safety prioritization has been key to B.C. long-term care facilities (LTC) keeping residents infection-free, a new UBC study has found. “They really care about ensuring the well-being of their patients and their staff,” lead researcher School of Nursing Prof. Farinaz Havaei said. “Their decisions were not financially driven. Their …

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CityNews

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A UBC study is highlighting a Vancouver long-term care home as an example of how to properly handle a rapidly-evolving pandemic. While many negative stories have come out of Canada’s long-term care sector during this pandemic, study author Farinaz Havaei says Louis Brier Home and Hospital did not have a single …

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2020 Long Service Recognition & Recognition Awards Ceremonies

On December 8, 2020, the Employee Recognition and Social Event Committee hosted the 3rd annual Recognition Awards Ceremony to recognize staff and companions who have made outstanding contributions within our organization.  In addition to the Recognition Awards Ceremony, we also hosted the Long Service Awards to recognize employees, and this year Companions, who have reached …

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Vancouver Sun

University of B.C. researchers say a combination of good planning and leadership led to the success of one long-term care home at keeping the COVID-19 virus at bay early on in the pandemic. The study, led by professor Farinaz Havaei, evaluated the management practices of a large B.C. long-term care facility that… Read the full …

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Kind Donations

• Procedure Masks donated by Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver and Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA• PPE Masks donated by Mr. Dianqi Wang, president of the Chinese Cultural Harmony and Unity Society of Canada, Vancouver Chinese Culture Promotion Society, and North America Zhejiang (Taizhou) Chamber of Commerce. THANK YOU!

Leading A Long Term Care Facility Through The Covid-19 Crisis

Leading a Long Term Care Facility through the Covid-19 Crisis   The Louis Brier Home and Hospital in collaboration with UBC School of Nursing conducted the following research study: Evaluation of rapid redesign and resource deployment in one long-term care facility in British Columbia during COVID-19 using a cross-sectional staff survey and administrative data over …

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