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Be Care Aware: Who’s Taking Care of You?

By October 11, 2017Moments

Classic LifeCare happily participated in an important video promoting safety and encouraging care providers to take care of themselves, so they can take care of others.

Classic Health Care Worker Maria, when asked by Clinical Leader Susan Fulton, agreed to participate in the video by SafeCare BC. Maria is featured in one video and pictured in another.

The videos are part of a campaign by SafeCare BC called Be Care Aware: Who’s Taking Care of You? The campaign is raising awareness about the importance of balance, support and mental health in the lives of care providers.

Susan suggested Maria for the video because she is a good example of someone who takes care of herself, so she can care for others.

“I thought of Maria right away,” says Susan. “She has worked with Classic for more than 10 years and has always been a wonderful example of balance. She will take time off to travel and recharge, which is so important because the work she does is so emotionally demanding.”

The videos are emotional reminders of the important role Health Care Workers play in the lives of so many clients.

Maria talks about some of the daily challenges of her job, but also why she loves her job with Classic. In the video, she says clients often say to her, ‘Oh, nice to see you. You bring sun to me.’

To get involved in the campaign:

  • Participate in a 45-minute mental health tele-forum on Wednesday, November 1, from 10:30am to 11:15am. It’s easy to REGISTER.
  • Share your self-care strategies in words, or a 30-second cell phone video. Submissions can be made to [email protected]

Every submission will be eligible to win one of three great prizes

  • Fitbit ($160 value)
  • Spa package ($150 value)
  • Family movie night package ($50 value)

Each winner will also receive a free spot at a SafeCare BC training session.

In addition, every organization that has a submission will be eligible for a draw to win a free one-day in-service in any of the following training areas: Gentle Persuasive Approach Basics (GPA), Violence Prevention, or Dementia Care.

For more information, visit www.safecarebc.ca and click on the BE CARE AWARE banner.

You can watch the videos by clicking the links below: