Eligibility for Long-term Care
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A Care Manager will help you access care and support services

The first step to enter a publicly subsidized long-term care home is for you to have a health care needs assessment completed by one of our Home and Community Care Managers.

To be eligible for publicly subsidized long-term care you must: 

  • Have a health care need that requires 24-hour nursing and personal care
  • Be a citizen of Canada or have permanent status *
  • Be 19 years of age or older
  • Have lived in B.C. for ninety (90) days or longer
  • Agree to the assessment process, including the release of financial information
  • Have tried all of the avenues available for receiving care at home

* Be a landed immigrant or are on a Minister's permit approved by the Ministry of Health Services.

For information on exceptions to eligibility criteria, contact your local Home and Community Care Office.


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