Island Voices: Immigration can cure BC's senior care crisis

February 2, 2020
Times Colonist
Author: 
Susan Fox
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Royal Roads Bachelor of Commerce grad and current MBA student Susan Fox composed this opinion piece as part of her course work.  The piece was featured in the Times Colonist “Island Voices” opinion section.

Here is an excerpt:

A shortage of healthcare attendants (HCAs) means families become caregivers. The Canadian Medical Association reports at least three in 10 people will become caregivers for an elderly family member. British Columbians face unprecedented stress as they juggle family, work and caregiver commitments. Recently, a friend of mine was forced to leave her own career in health care to provide full-time care for her elderly parent.

The piece appeared in the Times Colonist.