Staff education and resources for vulnerable populations.

Refer to the Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health (CCSMH) for client and staff resources:

Social prescribing

Social prescribing evolved from the Fraser Health Community Action and Resources Empowering Seniors (CARES) project. CARES is based on research evidence, which shows frailty in older adults, particularly those with chronic health conditions, can be delayed and potentially prevented.

Social prescribing is a free program, provided through the United Way, which connects older adults to a range of local and non-clinical services including social and physical activities, and emotional support.


Opioid use disorder

If your population is assessed as at-risk for opioid use disorder, it is recommended that all staff need to be able to recognize signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose.

  • Opioid use disorder among older adults
  • Toward the Heart is part of the BC Centre for Disease Control. It provides a range of resources related to harm reduction, strategies to keep people safe and minimize death, disease and injury from high risk behaviour. It features, for example, information on staying safe, naloxone programs and training, preventing overdoses and resources in B.C. communities.