The BC Ministry of Health has given United Way funding to manage Better At Home for up to 60 communities across BC. Communities with a high number of vulnerable seniors who would benefit from the services this program offers are most likely to be included.
This program is a United Way program that helps seniors continue living independently in their own homes, by providing simple non-medical services, like help with housekeeping and transportation to appointments.
The range of Better At Home services available varies from community to community, and depend on the specific needs of the local seniors. Some of the services will include: housekeeping, grocery shopping, home repair, transportation to appointments, friendly visiting, snow shovelling, and yard work.
Each community will have local non-profit agencies deliver the services. Some of the staff may be paid, while others will be volunteers.
Kamloops is currently part of this program.
If you are interested in having your community be part of this program, please contact Christien Kaaij, Provincial Project Manager, Better At Home, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 604-268-1300, ext. 2213.