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Care options

Learn more about the different home & community care services we offer: 

  • Acquired brain injury -  For people who have suffered brain injury due to trauma, stroke, brain tumour, aneurysm or other issues. 

  • Adult day programs - Supportive community group programs for adults with disabilities and seniors to help them remain at home and provide relief to their caregivers.

  • Assisted living -  Housing and care option for seniors or people with physical disabilities who can benefit from more social interaction and help with meals and personal care.

  • Caregiver support - If you're a caregiver, access support and get a break from the emotional and physical demands of caring for a friend or relative.

  • Community nutrition - Nutritional counseling for you and your family for a wide variety of health conditions.

  • Convalescent care - Short-term care for people who have been in hospital and no longer require acute hospital care but need more time to recover. 

  • Health services for community living - Helping adults with developmental disabilities access health services, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing, nutrition and dental hygiene. 

  • Home care nursing - Nurses help teach you and your caregivers how to manage your own health care so that you can live as independently as possible. Ambulatory home care nursing clinics also available. 

  • Home health dietitians - Clinical nutrition care and counselling using individualized diets devised and monitored by a registered dietitian.

  • Home health medical equipment & supplies - Access equipment, such as walkers, bath seats, wheelchairs or lifts.

  • Home support - Support for you and your caregivers in your daily living activities including bathing, dressing, exercising, medication administration and more. 

  • Hospice palliative care - Comfort and quality of life care for people and their families living with life limiting illness. 

  • Long-term care - 24-hour registered nursing, professional care and a secure environment for individuals who have complex health needs.

Find out the citizenship and residency requirements.

How to access services for yourself or a family member.

Services may be free of charge or require a fee.

Which care options are appropriate?

Here are a few scenarios of how we can provide home and community care for you or your loved one. 

She is going home, but is weak and needs help taking care of herself. We can help by providing:

  • Home care nursing in the first few days home to clean her wound and provide intravenous antibiotic treatment.

  • Home support to help with bathing and dressing.

  • A Registered dietitian to ensure adequate nutrition to facilitate wound healing and strengthen the body.

  • Nursing care at a nearby ambulatory home care nursing clinic for follow-up care once she is physically able to leave her home.

  • Ongoing support by connecting her to a support group for women recovering from similar surgery, which also benefits from exercise therapy provided by a community physiotherapist.

 

She is also having challenges with shortness of breath, lapses in her short-term memory and she recently fell, fracturing her hip. She was in hospital for 10 days, spent time in convalescent care and then was discharged home. We can help by providing:

  • Home care nursing to visit and provide care of her surgical wound while monitoring her overall condition.

  • Home support to assist with her dressing and personal care.

  • A Registered dietitian to ensure adequate nutrition to facilitate wound healing and strengthen the body.

  • Occupational therapy to provide suggestions on safety equipment that needs to be installed in her home.

  • Physiotherapy to provide her with strengthening exercises and arrange for her to borrow a walker.

  • Case management for an assessment of her longer term care needs for personal care, monitoring of her shortness of breath and blood pressure, prevention of falls, socialization and nutrition support.

She wants to die at home and have as much time with her children as possible. We can help by providing hospice palliative care, such as:

Home care nursing

  • Visit frequently and regularly assess Susan’s status.

  • Manage equipment such as the pump that provides her with pain medication.

  • Registered dietitian to discuss possible approaches to nutrition to meet Susan’s wishes, and to make her as comfortable as possible.

  • Connect with her family doctor to improve symptom relief.

  • Consult with the specialized hospice palliative care team about medication concerns and other end-of-life care issues.

  • Set up end-of-life care counselling with a hospice social worker.

Occupational therapy 

  • To show her how to move in and out of bed safely.

  • To show her how to adjust her position and to arrange for equipment paid for by the BC Palliative Care Benefits Program.

Physiotherapy 

  • To provide her with chest therapy.

After a long period of rehabilitation, he returned to his own home and lives independently with support from his family and friends. He is dependent on others for his personal care needs. We can help by providing:

  • Case management that helps him apply for Choice in Supports for Independent Living, allowing him to self-direct the home support services he needs. His case manager regularly reassesses his needs and helps him change his service contract as needed.

  • An occupational therapist who helps him get equipment to support his comfort, independence and mobility.

  • A community physiotherapist who helps him move around.

  • A Registered dietitian to provide appropriate nutrition support and monitoring, helping Darcy maintain a healthy weight.


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