Home Support Services

Home support services

For clients and families in the South Island and Gulf Islands, please see this update about transition of home support services.

Home Support is care provided in your home by Community Health Workers who are directed by a nurse. Community Health Workers help with things like medications, bathing and dressing for eligible clients who are:

  • ill or recovering from illness or surgery
  • have physical disabilities
  • assessed as requiring personal assistance and/or respite for a caregiver
  • need care at the end of life

Home Support does not replace your efforts to care for yourself with help from family, friends and your community.

Home Support services do not include assistance with general tasks such as grocery shopping, house cleaning or driving to appointments. You can find services in your community by searching sites like: HealthLinkBC or Seniors Serving Seniors.

Cost

The cost for Home Support services depends on your income. Home and Community Care will carry out a financial assessment to determine any daily charge.

Palliative patients deemed eligible and in the last six months of life do not pay for home support services. Island Health may assess your ongoing need for service on a monthly basis.

Learn more by reading Island Health's Home Support Services Brochure.

General Information on Home Support Services

Referral Required?
Required
How to Get Referral

You will need to speak to a case manager who will assess your needs.

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