Home Health dietitians provide medical nutrition therapy and nutrition counselling for adults 19 years of age and older who are home-bound.

Our services include providing nutrition care to clients recently discharged from hospital, and nutrition counselling to manage medical conditions, with the goal to help clients remain and live well at home. Home Health dietitians work with an interdisciplinary team of nurses, doctors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers and pharmacists.

What services are offered?

  • Nutrition assessment
  • Food and nutrition education
  • Medical nutrition therapy and counselling for chronic disease management

How can a Home Health dietitian help?

Home health dietitians can help you with meal and snack planning to make sure your diet is nutritionally balanced and meeting your needs while managing a health issue, including:

  • Unintended weight loss due to poor appetite or recovering from a surgery
  • Managing swallowing difficulties
  • Tube feeding at home
  • Digestive health issues (e.g. vomiting, ongoing diarrhea, constipation)
  • Managing symptoms of a chronic health condition (e.g. diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, cancer, Parkinson's Disease, dementia/Alzheimer's)
  • Wounds that are not healing
  • Eating and drinking towardw the end of life (palliative care)

Access

Eligibility

Your Home Health care provider may recommend programs to you or you can access this service directly. Learn more about accessing this service.

You must meet eligibility requirements to receive Home Health services.

Fees

Some services are provided free of charge while others include a cost based on your after tax income. Learn more about costs of Home Health services.

Resources

  • HealthLink BC
    HealthLink BC’s registered dietitians offer telephone, email and web-based food and nutrition services to support the information, education and counselling needs of B.C. residents and health professionals.
  • Unlock food
    Here, you’ll find information on nutrition, food and healthy eating as well as recipes, videos and interactive healthy eating tools. The content is written and reviewed by registered dietitians.
  • Visit the Dietitians of Canada website to find a private practice dietitian in your area.