Here are a few scenarios of how we can provide home and community care for you or your loved one.
For more details about our care options, use the left-hand menu to learn about Residential care, Assisted living, Hospice palliative care, Home care nursing, Convalescent care, Home support, Home health medical equipment & supplies, and Caregiver support.She is going home, but is weak and needs help taking care of herself. We can help by providing:
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 in the first few days home to clean her wound and provide intravenous antibiotic treatment.
- Home support to help with bathing and dressing.
- 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.
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.
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:
- Visit frequently and regularly assess Susan’s status.
- Manage equipment such as the pump that provides her with pain medication.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Terry and Jamie have been together for more than 40 years. Terry has advanced dementia. Jamie has arthritis and was recently hospitalized for complications from diabetes. They are finding it increasingly difficult to manage their daily activities and medications, but want to remain in their home as long as possible. In their situation, we can help by providing:
- Complete a detailed assessment of their needs
- Arrange support, such as home support and community pharmacy.
- Arrange for Terry to go to a local adult day program so Jamie can have a break.
- Provide Jamie with information on diabetes management and help plan for their future by evaluating their situation on an ongoing basis
- Provide Jamie with information about their options, such as assisted living and residential care.
- To assist with Terry’s daily care, such as dressing and feeding.
- Community pharmacy services to help organize their medications so that it is easier to take them properly.