Q: How do I access care for someone with a life threatening illness?
A: Family physicians normally continue to provide care for their patients throughout their lives. They can refer patients to the following services:
– Palliative Benefits program, which covers the cost of medication, equipment and home care.
– Home Care Nursing program
– Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Clinic, lead by the palliative specialist physician.
– Cowichan Hospice Palliative and Bereavement Support services (which can also be accessed directly).