Who is eligible to come to L’Chaim?
Eligibility aligns with the criteria for home and community care services established in the province of British Columbia. This includes:
- Being a Canadian citizen (or have permanent resident status or have been issued a temporary resident permit by the federal minister for immigration);
- Being a resident of British Columbia for at least three months;
In addition to meeting those criteria, to be eligible you must:
- Be unable to function independently because of chronic, health-related problems;
- Have been assessed as requiring adult day services as part of your care plan; and
- Have agreed to pay the daily rate.
Who refers to L’Chaim?
- Family doctor
- Local Health Unit
- Family directly to L’Chaim
What does it cost?
A nominal fee for lunch plus transportation if using HandyDart. If participant is already supported through a VCH program, a private fee may be charged.
Do I have to be Jewish to attend?
L’Chaim is government supported and accepts clients of any culture or race.
I eat a strictly Kosher diet, can you accommodate me?
L’Chaim keeps separate Dairy and Meat dishes. L’Chaim is not BC Kosher approved, but aspires to accommodate Kashrut.
My father only wants to come now and then. Can he come on a drop-in basis?
L’Chaim is not a drop-in program. The demand for space is high, and participants are expected to attend regularly on their assigned days.