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As costs spiral, low-income seniors are doing without, says UVic prof

As costs spiral, low-income seniors are doing without, says UVic prof

Pensions and government supports and services are flat-lining as the cost of living increases, putting fixed-income seniors in a difficult position.
Province to expand pharmacists' prescribing powers, add med-school seats

Province to expand pharmacists' prescribing powers, add med-school seats

Beginning Oct. 14, pharmacists will be allowed to administer and renew up to two years a wider range of prescriptions for people without a family doctor
Health minister directs health authority to look into home-support no-show

Health minister directs health authority to look into home-support no-show

Island Health says it’s following up to determine what happened and ensure the established process is followed when there are last-minute changes to scheduled home support visits
Province bracing for combined surge in COVID-19 and flu, Henry says

Province bracing for combined surge in COVID-19 and flu, Henry says

Modelling used to prepare the health-care system for the fall COVID and flu season projects up to 700 additional patients hospitalized over the coming months.
Senior left helpless when home support failed to show, says daughter

Senior left helpless when home support failed to show, says daughter

“It worries me how many seniors in our community this might be happening to if they don’t have family members to advocate for them,” says Dr. Jennifer Lush
Seniors falling behind amid rising costs, too few supports, says watchdog

Seniors falling behind amid rising costs, too few supports, says watchdog

The costs of aging at home are escalating and seniors are struggling, which sometimes leads them to enter long-term care prematurely, Isobel Mackenzie said Thursday
Laser procedure offered in Victoria a breakthrough in acne treatment: dermatologist

Laser procedure offered in Victoria a breakthrough in acne treatment: dermatologist

Hamilton Cosmetic Dermatology in Victoria is the first in Canada to use the device commercially since Health Canada approval
Horgan says he regrets child-care frustrations around last-minute holiday

Horgan says he regrets child-care frustrations around last-minute holiday

Premier says province has collective agreements that say if the federal government mandates a holiday, that holiday is also in effect in B.C.
Horgan says he regrets child-care frustrations around last-minute holiday

Horgan says he regrets child-care frustrations around last-minute holiday

Premier says province has collective agreements that say if the federal government mandates a holiday, that holiday is also in effect in B.C.
Another Greater Victoria medical clinic charging patients a monthly fee

Another Greater Victoria medical clinic charging patients a monthly fee

Beta Therapeutics in Royal Oak is advertising that it is accepting new patients as of Nov. 1, charging a monthly fee of $110 — based on an annual cost of $1,320