Province to enhance infection prevention, control in seniors’ care homes amid COVID-19

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VICTORIA, B.C. – The Province has announced it is partnering with the B.C. Care Providers Association to launch EquipCare B.C. to help seniors in long-term care and assisted living homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the Government, EquipCare B.C. is a new program that will provide $10 million to enhance infection prevention and control, and improve quality and safety in long-term care and assisted living homes throughout the province.

The Province says more than 240 long-term care homes and more than 200 assisted living homes in B.C. will be eligible for funding to support increased infection prevention and control measures in their homes.

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The B.C. Care Providers Association will begin accepting applications from facilities beginning on Saturday, April 4.

More information on EquipCare B.C. can be found at bccare.ca.

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