Offers support to caregivers from the emotional and physical demands of caring for a loved one.
Many people accessing Home Health services are also cared for by someone close to them such as a husband, wife, daughter, son, or friend. Caring for family or friends can be physically and emotionally exhausting, and so it is important that caregivers get a break so they can recharge.
What services are offered?
We offer respite care, or a short period of rest and relief from the emotional and physical demands of care giving, allowing you to continue to provide good care.
We also have older adult day programs that offer a range of activities, such as therapeutic recreation activities, in a safe and caring social environment on weekdays.
Some services are provided free of charge while others include a cost based on your after tax income. Learn more about the costs of Home Health services.
Primarily English, although translation services can be made available if sufficient notice is given. It is suggested to bring an interpreter if understanding English is difficult.
- A guide to your care
The guide includes general information about services available to help British Columbians live as independently as possible and information about end-of-life care. It also provides useful information for family and friends.
- Caregivers handbook
Information about the topics caregivers struggle with the most, including housing, health care and the law.
- Alzheimer Society of Canada
Improving the quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and advance the search for the cause and cure.
- BC Hospice Palliative Care Association
Representing individuals and organizations committed to promoting and delivering hospice/palliative care to British Columbians.
- Canadian Mental Health Association
Supports people who are experiencing mental illness and their families.
- Family Caregivers of British Columbia
Provides leadership to strengthen the voice of family caregivers and promotes the significance of the family caregivers’ role.
- BC Housing - subsidized assisted living
Subsidized assisted living units offer a middle option to bridge the gap between home care and residential care for those who need some assistance, but don’t want or need 24-hour professional nursing care.
- Long Term Care Planning Network
Tools, strategies and expertise to help Canadians and their professional advisors make long term care planning effective and comprehensive.
- The care guide source for seniors
Offers information to seniors on elder care and housing solutions.
- Canada caregiver credit
Tax credit that provides tax relief for working Canadians who are also caring for impaired spouses, siblings or parents.