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Patient Advisor, Regional Older Adult Strategy Partnership

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners in Fraser Health Communities

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Fraser Health is looking for people interested in senior’s health care services who can contribute their voice to the development of the Regional Older Adult Strategy and Framework. The Fraser Health Frail Elderly Older Adult Network seeks two patient partners to join their team in co-creating this strategy that will guide health care services across the region for seniors.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health Communities

Lead Organization or Department

Fraser Health Older Adult-Frail Elderly Network

Aim

  • To develop a Regional Older Adult Strategy and Framework to guide our health care services throughout the continuum of care
  • The patient advisor will partner with the team during the development phase of the Strategy, sharing their insight on the successes, barriers, and gaps in service across the region

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.

Eligibility

If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and volunteer agreement, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact the engagement leader directly.

Logistics

  • Vacancies: 2
  • Date/time: date and time to be determined in consultation with Patient Partners
  • Location: Central City, Surrey, and teleconference
  • Commitment: 2 meetings, over a 2-3-month time frame

Reimbursement

Preapproved expenses related to travel to in person meetings will be reimbursed according to the Fraser Health Travel policy (including mileage, parking, tolls and/or public transit).

Background

The Frail Elderly-Older Adult Network Team was established in 2015 with a regional mandate in areas of physician recruitment, clinical quality, and service standardization for the older adult population. Overall, the goals of this team include:
  • Develop a Regional Older Adult framework;
  • Re-develop an education and resource hub;
  • Develop a new model of older adult care at Surrey Memorial Hospital;
  • Include delirium as a patient safety priority;
  • Optimize primary and community care redesign to support the medically complex frail elderly specialized population and standardize older adult care.
Frail Elderly-Older Adult Network Team Goals

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Jami Brown
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Fraser Valley
604.510.0449
jbrown@bcpsqc.ca

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