If you or a family member want home and community care services, you must meet the eligibility requirements outlined below.
To be eligible for our services you must:
Be a resident of British Columbia.
Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status.*
Need care after you have been released from the hospital, at home to prevent you from going to the hospital, o 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. For those types of services you must:
Be 19 years of age or older.
Have lived in British Columbia for three months.
Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status*.
Be 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.
*You must be a landed immigrant or are on a Minister’s permit approved by the Ministry of Health Services.