This paper highlights positive examples of what is working well in home and community care in British Columbia. BC can boast of a number of local, small-scale initiatives that support people with significant health challenges who continue to live in their homes or in residential care. Many of these people are individuals with low income, frail seniors, and/or people living with a mental or physical disability. By helping them function in the community, these innovations take pressure off in-patient hospital and emergency services. And while they often cost more at the start, over the long term these innovations can reduce costs and improve the health status of those using these services.
From Pilot Project to System Change
April 15, 2009