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Home care nursing


COVID-19 update

Like all industries, Home Health is experiencing staffing challenges due to the current Omicron variant, seasonal illnesses, and the COVID-19 global pandemic. Our commitment is to provide you with the best care possible, and Vancouver Coastal Health is working on contingencies plans and when necessary prioritizing care needs. If you have questions or concerns, please call your care team. Learn more at VCH COVID-19

Home care nurses provide a range of services in your home or at a community clinic. Their main goal is to teach you and your caregivers how to manage your own health care so that you can live as independently as possible. All home care nurses are experienced in palliative care and can support you and your family during end-of-life. Through compassionate care, nurses focus on managing symptoms and enhancing comfort.

Eligibility: Generally, home care nursing is provided if you:

  • Are released from hospital and need short-term care.

  • Have an ongoing, or chronic, health issue that requires more care than you or you family can provide.

  • Have a health issue that is getting worse and you need support to continue to live at home.

For more information, visit the eligibility page for home and community care services.

Costs: Home care nursing services are free for those eligible. 

Access services: Visit the how to access services page to access home care nursing services. 

Ambulatory home care nursing clinics

If you are able to leave your home, nursing services are available at an ambulatory home care nursing clinic. The clinics provide a broad range of services for people who need nursing treatment and education in self-care management. For example, helping you manage wound care, medications or a chronic disease. View the list below to find an ambulatory home care nursing clinic near you. 

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