Home Care, Assisted Living & Long-Term Care

Home Care, Assisted Living & Residential Care

This section contains health topic information about assisted living, long-term care and housing.

Island Health offers related Assisted Living and Long-Term Care Services. For details about related locations, please see Assisted Living Locations or Long-Term Care Locations.

Update August 30, 2020

On June 30, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Provincial Health Officer announced changes to the visitor policy to allow for the implementation of designated social visits in Long-Term Care and Assisted Living homes. All of the operators at each facility now have their unique plans in place to safely schedule and support designated social visits, and are engaging with families to let them know of their specific processes.

Read more about social visits at Long-Term Care and Assisted Living sites

Facilities will also continue to support essential visits. Long-Term Care facility leadership and the clinical team will determine if a visit is essential. Essential visits include, but are not limited to:
•    Visits for compassionate care (e.g., end-of-life care and critical illness); 
•    Visits considered very important to patient/client care and well-being, such as helping with feeding or mobility; and, 
•    Registered volunteers that are deemed essential.

These resources apply to Peer Mentors who support Health Care Support Workers (HCSWs), and Peer Mentors want to learn more about the HCSW role.

Assisted Living services support your independence and help you continue to live in the community.

​HCSWs are part of the Government of British Columbia's Health Career Access Program (HCAP).

Island Health offers a variety of services to support and improve your health and quality of life to remain independent and in your own home for as long as possible.

Protecting our most vulnerable residents and patients from the risk of transmission of COVID-19 is a top priority for Island Health.

These resources apply to Health Care Support Workers (HCSWs) and those who want to learn more about this role.

These resources apply to Leaders who support Health Care Support Workers (HCSWs), and Leaders who want to learn more about the HCSW role.