Convalescent Care

Convalescent Care

Convalescent Care is short-term care for medically stable clients who no longer need acute care in hospital, but do need more time to recover before returning home.

At Island Health, Convalescent Care is available through the Activation Program. This program provides comprehensive rehabilitation services to clients in transition between acute care and home or a different home environment.  Activation Programs are available in:

The length of stay depends on your needs. During this time, your care team will help you regain strength and mobility so you can safely carry out your activities of daily living when you return home.  The health professionals in your care team may include nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, personal care workers and others as needed.

If you are in the hospital, access to the Activation Program is through the Hospital Liaison Case Manager covering your unit.  If you are at home, contact your Case Manager.

How much does it cost?

Convalescent care rates are set by the provincial government at the lowest residential care rate. For more information click here.

For more information, please contact an Island Health Community Health Services Office near you.

General Information on Convalescent Care

Referral Required?
Not required

Locations

Bamfield Health Centre

Bamfield Health Centre

353 Bamfield Rd
P.O. Box 40
Bamfield, B.C. 
V0R 1B0

250-728-3312

Chemainus Health Care Centre

Chemainus Health Care Centre

9909 Esplanade St
Chemainus, B.C.
V0R 1K1

250-737-2040

Cormorant Health Centre

Cormorant Island Health Centre

49 School Rd
Alert Bay, B.C.
V0N 1A0

250-974-5585

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