BETTER AT HOME Program
Better at Home is a province-wide initiative operating programs in up to 68 communities that help seniors with simple non-medical, day-to-day tasks so that they can continue to live independently in their own homes and remain connected to their communities.
WHO PAYS FOR BETTER AT HOME?
The Government of BC has given United Way of the Lower Mainland funding to manage Better at Home across BC. Individual community organizations will accept donations, raise funds, and encourage volunteer participation in the program.
Clients who receive Cowichan Region Better at Home services will also pay a fee for some services, based on their income. Some services may be free.
Better at Home is a program that helps older community members continue to live independently in their own homes by providing support with day-to-day tasks.
This program works for people who are at least 65 years of age and live within the Cowichan Region.
The services offered are provided by volunteers, paid staff and/or contractors. The Government of BC has provided funding to manage Cowichan Region Better at Home. Fees for services are on a sliding scale based on income, with some services provided free of charge.
• Friendly visiting
• Downsizing/packing/unpacking (not moving though)
• Minor home repairs
• Light housekeeping
• Grocery shopping
• personal hygiene assistance
• medical needs or physical mobility needs
• meal preparation
• home support services provided by VIHA community health workers