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All seniors deserve compassionate care & to be treated with dignity.

Updated: Nov 22, 2019


Transgender Day of Remembrance in Victoria, B.C 2019

Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20th, 2019, history was made at the legislature in Victoria, BC today, as the transgender flag was raised at the provincial parliament buildings for the first time. Communities across the country and around the world mark this day every year as Transgender Day of Remembrance. This day is an opportunity to remember those who have lost their lives to violence and injustice because of their gender identity or gender expression.

Seniors are the fastest-growing segment of the Canadian population & their numbers are expected to double over the next two decades. By 2030 it is estimated that one in four people living in Canada will be older than 65 years of age. With many advances in LGBTQ2 human rights, we are now beginning to see more seniors ‘out‘ and proud! As Seniors care in Victoria, B.C continues to evolve it is important to understand all seniors deserve compassionate care and be treated with dignity.


Pacific Coast Health Services recognizes that healthcare inequities experienced by LGBTQ2 seniors in Canada are partly due to the stigmatization of gender and sexual minorities and the discrimination they can face in society. This can contribute to LGBTQ2 seniors feeling shame about their sexual orientation or gender identity. These contributions can cause additional health issues like loneliness, depression & anxiety.


As allies of the LGBTQ2 community, all of our caregivers, nurses and staff strive for inclusivity that is welcoming for everyone. Our commitment to equality for all goes beyond attending this historic ceremony & snapping a few photos. It is our policy at Pacific Coast Health Services that all of our clients, staff & the public be treated equally, with dignity and without judgement of any kind. This includes but is not limited to age, ability, marital status, citizenship, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. We have a zero-tolerance policy for sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, and ableism.


There’s little that compares to the feeling of being taken care of without judgements. You are more relaxed, feel safe, can be yourself and focus on your health when you are in a safe space. Our entire team at Pacific Coast Health Services is committed to maintaining a safe and positive space for you and/or your loved one.


If you have questions about how our inclusive approach to Senior's Healthcare in Victoria, B.C feel free to call us 24 hours a day - 365 days a year at (250) 389-0202 or drop us an email at tjohnson@pchservices.ca to book a healthcare assessment. Assessments are done where you feel most comfortable - at your home, care facility or in our office.



Sources:

Stats Canada - Pacific Coast Health Services - ourcommons.ca

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