The Penticton Indian Band Social Development and Health department provides an adult in-home care service for elderly people or people with disabilities. The purpose of the in-home care service is to maintain the client’s independence and to avoid institutionalization.
People who need help with the day-to-day tasks such as:
- preparing meals
- household chores
- personal hygeine
- running errands (groceries, appointments…)
- monitering medications
- etc… and don’t have a family member who is able to perform these tasks.
HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR ADULT IN-HOME CARE?
To qualify for adult in-home care
- Your income must be below a specified limit BUT does not mean you have to be on income assistance.
- IF your income is higher than the specified amount you may be responsible for a portion of the costs.
- You may be ineligible IF your income is TOO HIGH
- You must need help with performing the day-to-day tasks and provide proof of need.
Your family physician, a nurse, community health representative or a person who works for the B.C. Ministry of Health may make the assessment and provide a letter supporting your need for in-home care.
HOW MUCH DO I QUALIFY FOR?
The service you get depends on:
- your physical needs,
- the size of your family and
- if the funds are paid directly to your service provider.
Currently the Adult In-Home Care team is under the Supervision of the Health Nurse.