Choosing a Facility

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Choosing a licensed care facility for your loved one is an important responsibility. It takes time, planning and patience to find the right licensed Community Care facility. 

The main goal of the Community Care Facilties Licensing program is to ensure that licensed Community Care facilities meet and maintain the legislated requirements as described in legislation and treat those in care with dignity and respect, while recognizing the individuality of each person and honoring their rights.

The Community Care Facilties Licensing program is responsible for monitoring compliance of licensed facilities to the Community Care and Assisted Living Act, the Community Care and Assisted Living Regulation, the Child Care Licensing Regulation and the Residential Care Regulation.

Tips for Choosing a Care Facility

Child Care

The Parents' Guide to Selecting and Monitoring Child Care in BC describes the range of child care choices available to parents and provides some guidelines to help you decide on the care facility that is best for your family.  The Child Care Resource and Referral Program helps families find child care and provides information on subsidy, education and training services.

View a list of current licensed care facilities.

View this map to find a facility in your area. 

Residential Care

In British Columbia, there is a range of housing, support and care options to meet the needs of seniors and other vulnerable adults.The Community Care and Assisted Living Act and associated Regulations govern residences and facilities that provide accommodations and services to three or more persons. 

Planning for Your Care Needs: Help in Selecting a Residential Care Facility will aid you in selecting a care facility. You are also encouraged to visit the facility to determine, first hand, if it will meet the needs and life style for you or your loved one.

View a list of current licensed care facilities.

General Information on Choosing a Facility

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