Is palliative care free in BC?

Is palliative care free in BC?

Some medications and palliative supplies and equipment are available free of charge for eligible patients through B.C. Palliative Care Benefits. In addition, there is no cost for home support services if you are enrolled with B.C. Palliative Care Benefits.

What is covered under palliative care?

Palliative (say “PAL-lee-uh-tiv”) care is the field of medicine that helps give you more good days by providing care for those quality-of-life issues. It includes treating symptoms like pain, nausea, or sleep problems. But it can also include helping you and your loved ones to: Understand your illness better.

Who is eligible for palliative care?

Palliative care is available when you first learn you have a life-limiting (terminal) illness. You might be able to receive palliative care while you are still receiving other therapies to treat your condition. End of life care is a form of palliative care you receive when you’re close to the end of life.

What is palliative care like in Fraser Health?

Specialized palliative care consult teams and volunteers are available for expert advice, consultation and support to you and your family, as well as to health care providers. Short-stay beds are available on medical units in all Fraser Health hospitals for people with palliative diagnoses needing tests and treatment.

Who are the medical administrative assistants at Fraser Health Hospice?

Colleen Poore ~ Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Lead, Fraser Health Hospice Palliative/End of Life Care & Medical Director, Queen’s Park Care Centre.

What is Hospice Palliative Care?

Hospice Palliative Care is the nationally accepted term that “aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality of living and dying”.

Who are some of the best palliative care professionals in Canada?

Nicole Dahlen, Pharmacist Lead, Northern Health Hospice Palliative Care Program, BC. Dr. Mervyn M. Dean, MB, ChB, CCFP, Palliative Care Physician. Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Cornerbrook, NL, Canada. Barbara Eddy, BSN, MN, NP(F), CHPCN (C) Family Nurse Practitioner, Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver,BC