Resource Guide for Family Caregivers
Convalescence and rehabilitation

At the time of writing this Resource Guide, significant changes in the regional health care system were underway. The regional health authority was developing new programs and services to address convalescence and rehabilitation needs of patients. However, information on what these programs and services will consist of and how they will be structured, was not available at the time of writing. Contact your physician or the Family Caregivers’ Network at (250) 384-0408 for current information about convalescence and rehabilitation practices. Some questions you may want to ask include:

  • What type and how long is the convalescence period likely to be?
  • Where will the convalescence occur?
  • What type of support will the care receiver require during the convalescence period?
  • What type of rehabilitation will he/she need?
  • Where can these services be accessed?