There are no fees for publicly subsidized Home Health Services for palliative clients in the last six months of life. However, charges do apply for publicly subsidized inpatient hospice and respite care. These charges are based on the minimum residential care rates and are set by the provincial government. For more information, click here.
Additionally, the BC Palliative Care Benefits Program supports individuals of any age in the last six months of life who wish to receive palliative care at home. Under the program, eligible clients receive:
coverage of medications used in palliative care through PharmaCare’s BC Palliative Care Drug Plan, and
medical supplies and equipment.
For more information, check with your physician, Hospice Society, Home Care Nurse or visit this link: BC Palliative Care Benefits Program.