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General News · 21st February 2020
CISS - Gina
February 24, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Gorge Hall, Fireside Room,

CSIL (Choice in Supports for Independent Living) is a program available through the Health Authority to all British Columbians who have high personal care needs. To be eligible you must meet residency requirements, be Canadian Citizens, and be age nineteen or older. You must be able to self-manage the program or appoint a representative or a support group who are able and willing to manage it for you.

This program can apply to a very wide spectrum of the population ranging from young adults with handicaps and disabilities to the senior population suffering from age related disorders and chronic degenerative diseases. And so the information available about the program can be overwhelming and often discouraging.

CSIL program may not be suitable for everyone and more awareness and education are needed to the general public. You need to be informed about opportunities this program offers to health care providers and you, if you are caring for a loved one at home.

Ann McLean, a Quadra Island resident with first-hand experience in this type of home support when caring for a relative at her home, is coming to Cortes on Monday, February 24, to share her knowledge and offer practical advice.

Gorge Hall, Fireside Room, February 24, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

The talk is sponsored by the Cortes Island Seniors Society/Seniors Helping Seniors.
Everybody is welcome, but please contact Carina before Saturday, February 22, if you are planning to come (to prepare enough handouts).

More information about CSIL program can be found in this https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/accessing-health-care/home-community-care/care-options-and-cost/choice-in-supports-for-independent-living
[government] site.