Your home health professional will do a needs assessment. For some services a financial assessment will also be needed.
Before your assessment visit, you may wish to make a list of questions you have and gather any information you feel will help.
You may wish to have a family member or a friend with you during the assessment visit to provide support and help you answer questions.
During the assessment visit, the home health professional may ask you about:
- your health history and current health issues
- your ability to cope with your health care issues
- permission to contact your family, your doctor and others involved in your care
- what medications you take
- how you manage activities of daily living such as eating and dressing
- what family and social supports you have, such as friendships, churches and groups you belong to
- your income
Your home health professional may ask to see:
- Two pieces of identification to confirm your identity
- Your BC Care Card
- Prescription medication
- The name and phone number of your doctor(s)
- The name and address of a close relative or friend
- Your most recent income tax return or notice of assessment
- War veteran and pension cheque stubs
Based on this assessment, we will discuss with you:
- which specific services you are eligible for,
- what your health care needs are, and
- whether you will be required to pay anything
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