HOW CAN I ARRANGE FOR CARE

A QUICK GUIDE FOR BRITISH COLUMBIANS

Arranging Publicly-Subsidized Care

Home Care or Support

  1. Use the Defining Care tab to review the care options available in British Columbia, and identify the type and level of care that you were prefer for yourself or your loved one.
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  2. Identify your regional Health Authority from the five regional health authorities in BC. Don’t know which health authority you’re in? Contact Enquiry BC.
  3. Contact the Home and Community Care Office of your regional health authority to determine your eligibility for publicly-subsidized home care or support care, and to get assessed for the most appropriate level of service:

Residential Care or Assisted Living

  1. Use the Defining Care tab to review the care options available in British Columbia, and identify the type and level of care that you were prefer for yourself or your loved one.
    find-services-map-large
  2. Identify your regional Health Authority from the five regional health authorities in BC. Don’t know which health authority you’re in? Contact Enquiry BC.
  3. Contact the Home and Community Care Office of your regional health authority to determine your eligibility for publicly-subsidized care, and to get assessed for the most appropriate level of service:
  4. While you’re waiting for an assessment, use The Map to find care providers that offer publicly-subsidized beds or units in your community.
  5. Phone, email, or review the websites of these care providers to learn more about their organization and the services they offer.
  6. When you’ve identified your preferred care provider, inform your case manager. While you or your loved one will be expected to move into the first available and appropriate bed,your case manager can put you on the wait list for your preferred care provider and you may transfer when there is an opening.

 

Arranging Unsubsidized Care

Home Care or Support

  1. Use the Defining Care tab to review the care options available in British Columbia, and identify the most appropriate type and level of care for yourself or your loved one.
  2. Use The Map to find care providers that offer unsubsidized home care and support in your community.
  3. Phone, email, or review the websites of these home care and support care providers to learn more about their organization and the services they offer.
  4. When you’ve chosen your preferred home care and support provider, contact them directly by phone or by email to arrange for care.

Residential Care or Assisted Living

  1. Use the Defining Care tab to review the care options available in British Columbia, and identify the most appropriate type and level of care for yourself or your loved one.
  2. Use The Map to find care providers that offer unsubsidized beds or units in your community.
  3. Phone, email, or review the websites of these care providers to learn more about their organization and the services they offer, as well as to determine if they currently have a vacancy.
  4. When you’ve chosen your preferred care provider, contact them directly by phone or by email to arrange for care.

 

Additional Resources

Guides to choosing Home and Community Care providers: 

 

 

Arranging Care

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