If you or a family member want home and community care services, you must meet the eligibility requirements outlined below.
Eligibility for home & community care services include:
Resident of British Columbia
Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status (You must be a landed immigrant or are on a Minister’s permit approved by the Ministry of Health Services)
Need care at home after you have been released from the hospital to prevent you from going to the hospital, or for a life-limiting illness
You must meet additional eligibility requirements for some of our services such as home support, assisted living, adult day services and long-term care. The requirements include:
19 years of age or older
Lived in British Columbia for at least three months
Unable to function independently because of chronic, health-related problems or have been diagnosed by a doctor with an end-stage illness
There may be other specific criteria in place for other programs.