Personal Care and Facility Admission
Legally reviewed. Last update made in June 2023.
What is Personal Care?
Personal care is an area of authority that can only be covered in a Representation Agreement.
- shelter or living arrangements (where you live and with whom) – see below for specifics on specific procedures for admission to certain care facilities, like long-term care;
- assessment and planning for support or services;
- arranging and managing support or services, including staff who are paid privately to provide care;
- diet preferences;
- spiritual matters;
- care of pets;
- personal safety and contact with others;
- participation in activities.
You can authorize your representative to assist you with decisions about these matters in the event you need help speaking up for yourself due to the challenges that can come with aging as well as in case of illness, injury or disability. Decisions about these and similar issues can affect your quality-of-life; choose a representative you trust and who knows you.
A Representation Agreement under section 9 (RA9) can cover additional personal care matters.
What about the law on consent for admission to BC care facilities?
The BC Ministry of Health implemented legislation governing ‘Consent to Care Facility Admission’ on November 4, 2019.
Click the following link to view the Nidus fact sheet on Consent for Admission to Care Facility in BC
Nidus has received some feedback about the new legislation and procedures – you can also take your questions or concerns to your MLA and BC government Cabinet Ministers.
Personal Care and Facility Admission FAQs
Section 7 Representation Agreement
Section 9 Representation Agreement
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