Broken promises? B.C. care homes call on province for help after losing staff to vaccine mandates – CTV

Oct. 14, 2021

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – The care of seniors is already being hurt by the loss of nearly 2,000 B.C. workers in assisted living and long-term care due to vaccine mandates.
“They’re getting less care,” said Karen Biggs, CEO of Menno Place in Abbotsford.

“So if you get a bath twice a week, maybe you get it once a week (now). if you get up twice a day, maybe you’ll get up once a day,” she said.

Menno Place has lost seven regular staff and 19 casuals who quit after the province made COVID-19 vaccination a requirement in care facilities. Biggs says that’s in addition to the 39 casuals she lost after the single site order was implemented.

“We have stopped new admissions as of yesterday,” said Biggs.

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