Home is Best program expanded

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 55, No. 4, May 2013, Page 205 News

Regional health authorities in Bri­tish Columbia will receive up to $50 million annually over the next 3 years for targeted primary and community care programs. This funding will support the provincial rollout of the Home is Best program to help seniors (particularly those who are waiting for a residential care bed) live safely at home. The program provides home care support services such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and taking medication.

The program is also aimed at avoiding hospital emergency admissions. In the Vancouver Coastal Health region, one of the initial pilot sites, the program resulted in a 30% de­crease in acute care use, and a 25% reduction in emergency department visits. 

For more information visit www.fraserhealth.ca/your_care/home-and-community-care/home_is_best/home_....

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