Nursing Support Services teach caregivers how to provide special health related care for a specific child, and provide direct care when necessary.
Services may include equipment, nutrition, medication, nursing respite and/or support of trained teaching assistants in a school setting. Assessment, planning and monitoring of care may involve consultation on community based care and resources and eligibility assessment for the At Home benefits program.
Children 19 and younger identified with special health care needs who are residents of BC and under the care of a regular physician. Ongoing reassessment.
Open referral system through contact with local public health unit. A nursing support service coordinator will arrange a home visit, conduct an assessment and develop a plan for the child and family.
Those meeting eligibility criteria can receive assistance through the Nursing Support Services program.