Nursing Home

A nursing home, which is usually referred to as a ‘Residential Care Facility’ is designed for  individuals who need 24 hour a day professional nursing care, who have  complex care needs, and whose needs can no longer be met at home.  In BC a care facility or nursing home is defined as “a facility that is licensed to provide care for 3 or more people who are dependent on a caregiver for assistance with three or more prescribed services”.   Prescribed services include:

  • regular assistance with Activities of Daily Living (eating, mobility, dressing, grooming, bathing, and personal hygiene)
  • medication storage, administration, and monitoring
  • maintenance or management of cash
  • monitoring food intake and/or special diets
  • behavioural management and intervention
  • psychosocial or physical rehabilitative therapy
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