We offer both subsidized and private pay care in your community.

 

Accessing Private Pay Care

Please view our homes on this website and select a home in your community. You can contact us with the information provided to book a tour and reserve your room.

 

Accessing Subsidized Long Term Care with The Care Group


Accessing Subsidized Long Term Care can be a confusing and distressing process. We want to share some valuable information that can help you understand how to access long term care.

 

Admissions Process

Admissions to long term care are made by referral from your local health authority such as FraserHealth, IslandHealth or Vancouver Coastal Health. These agencies can help:

  • Clarify your care needs
  • Explain available choices
  • Make connections to appropriate services and providers in your community
  • Arrange for admission to a long term care home
  • Determine your eligibility for government-funded services and support

Below is the contact information for case managers in your local Health Authority

  • Fraser Health (Home Health), 604.476.7100.           
  • Vancouver Coastal Health (Home and Community Care Access Line), 604.263.7377.
  • Vancouver Island Health Authority (Home and Community Care Inquiries and Intake), 250.388.2273 or 1.888.533.2273.

 

Selecting the right home for you

In advance of the Health Authority placing you for care, it is worth coming for a tour at one of our homes. Each health authority will give you the opportunity to select your top choice(s) for long term care in your community. Once you have toured a few facilities you will be in a position to rank your choices.

 

Types of Rooms

To suit the needs and preferences of residents, our long term care homes typically have private (one bed) and semi-private (two beds) rooms accommodations. At The Care Group, residents and families are encouraged to make their rooms feel like home by bringing in personal items, such as family photos or a favourite picture. 


The Cost of Subsidized Care

For those assessed for subsidized care, by their case manager, the cost of long term care are shared by the resident and the local Health Authority. A general rule of thumb is that one can expect to pay approximately 80% of their after-tax income, up to a maximum.