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Northern Health leads the way in promoting health and providing health services for northern and rural populations

(Learn more about Northern Health's Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan

At Northern Health, we know that people want to maintain as much control as possible over their lives. That’s why we’re working hard to provide a range of health care options that promote independence, choice and dignity. The ability to make personal choices for health care is important. Most Northerners by nature are resilient, self-reliant and independent. Therefore, providing services that can help them stay that way are important in every community, no matter how small.

Whether you need support to remain at home, need to move to receive care in a residential care facility, or are somewhere in between, Northern Health has a range of services to meet your needs.

Home and Community Care provides a range of health care and support services for eligible residents. These services are designed to complement and supplement, but not replace the efforts of individuals to care for themselves with the assistance of family, friends and community.

Detailed information on Home and Community Care services and programs for seniors and persons with disabilities is available by browsing the available links and topics, using the navigation tabs at the left.

5 common questions:

What are my care options?

See Home and Community Care Services for a description of the services and programs available.

Where do I start?

See Accessing Services for a description of the eligibility requirements and where to locate our Home Health offices.

How does the process work?

See Accessing Services for details on how to make a referral for services, what to expect when applying for services and the assessment process for services required over a long term.

When does a person move into assisted living or residential care?

See Assisted Living or Residential Care for information on our facilities, where they are and what to expect when considering a move.

How much does help at home or facility cost?

See Client Rates for information on costs associated with services.

Home and Community Care Contacts:

If you require immediate assistance or information, please contact the Home Health office in your community. A complete list of Home Health offices is available



Elder Abuse Resources

  • Learn more about recognizing, responding to and preventing elder abuse by visiting SeniorsBC.ca
  • Get help if you need it by calling the Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL) line at 1-866-437-1940. If it is an emergency, call 911.
  • Visit gov.bc.ca/elderabuse.
  • Learn about the the benefits of the Lifeline Emergency Response Program by visiting the Seniors' Health page and following the links.

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