Introduction to Financial Support
Added Care Funding
Added Care Funding is the funding that supports adults with disabilities who are considered to have “High Intensity Health Care Needs.”
High Intensity Health Care Need
Some people have developmental disabilities and health-related needs. Some health-related needs are considered High Intensity Health Care Needs. They are more complex and come from a medical condition not the developmental disability.
Usually, High Intensity Health Care Needs are related to needing hands on support with personal care. Examples of personal care include transfers, bed mobility, eating and toilet use.
HSCL teams check health-related needs using an assessment tool called a RAI assessment. The RAI helps HSCL decide if the health-related need is also a High Intensity Health Care Need.
Added Care Funding
HSCL gives funding to CLBC for personal care for High Intensity Health Care Needs. This is called added care funding.
HSCL decides how much added care funding to send to CLBC every month. HSCL adds up all the time needed to provide personal care for the High Intensity Health Care Need. The total monthly hours are then multiplied by a standard hourly rate for added care funding.
CLBC plans with families to facilitate the added care funding. This is in addition to supports funded by CLBC.
Added care funding doesn’t go directly to your family member, but can be used in;
- an Individualized Funding agreement,
- person-centred society, or
- the provision of service through a contracted service provider.
It may also be added to what CLBC funds for people in Staffed Living.
Rod MacDonald (Fraser Health)
Brianne Samson (CLBC)
- Added Care Funding – Community Living British Columbia Client
- Guidelines for Collaborative Service Delivery For Adults with Developmental Disabilities – Between Community Living British Columbia, Regional and Provincial Health Authorities, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (Appendix 6 starting on page 14)
By Family Support Institute of BC