All seniors at publicly funded long-term care homes are being surveyed about their quality of life.
Seniors at one Richmond care home have already been interviewed, but volunteers are needed this spring to speak to seniors at five more facilities.
The surveys are being done by the Office of the Seniors Advocate and they are planning to interview 29,284 residents and their families across B.C. in 294 care homes.
Volunteers are being asked to commit a minimum of 40 hours of surveying – they will be provided with all the necessary training.
The survey was first done in 2016/17, but in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the seniors advocate felt it was important to reassess how seniors are doing at long-term care facilities and what can be done to make their lives better.
They are hoping to have all the surveys completed by late spring.
The interviews will take place in Richmond in March, April and early May.
Anyone interested can apply to volunteer to survey seniors at care homes can find information here.
The full report from the 2016/17 survey can be found here.