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Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Programs and Services

At Home Program

  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies
  • Caregivers and Families

This program, through the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development, assists parents with the costs of caring for a child with severe disabilities at home through health supports and services in two main areas:

Respite benefits allow parents to choose appropriate care options for their child.

Medical benefits provide a range of basic, essential medical items and services

Eligible children and youth with severe disabilities must be:

  • Assessed by an At Home Program assessor as dependent in at least three of four functional activities of daily living (eating, dressing, toileting and washing), and;
  • Living at home with a parent or guardian.

Children may be eligible for one or both of the Respite and Medical Benefits.

For more information:

Phone: 1-800-663-7867 (Toll-free) or 1-800-661-8773 (TTY)

Visit the website here

Disclaimer: The MS Society is an independent, voluntary health agency and does not approve, endorse or recommend any specific product or therapy but provides information to assist individuals in making their own decisions. For specific information and advice, please consult your personal physician. Read our full privacy policy.

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