Eligibility for Long-term Care
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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.


As a step towards reconciliation, Interior Health acknowledges the land that we live, work, and play on as the traditional territories of the Dakelh Dene, Ktunaxa, Nlaka’pamux, Secwepemc, St’at’imc, Syilx and Tsilhqot’in peoples. It is with humility that we continue to strengthen our relationships with the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples of the interior.
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