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Eligibility for home & community care

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

Additional eligibility requirements

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.

SOURCE: Eligibility for home & community care ( )
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