Better at Home Program

COWICHAN REGION BETTER AT HOME Program

Services and support for older community members

Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to visit our page.

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.

Managed by Volunteer Cowichan and supported by the United Way Lower Mainland, Cowichan Region Better at Home is funded by the Province of BC.

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.

 


THE PROGRAM:

WHO WE ARE:

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.

ELIGIBILITY:

This program works for people who are at least 65 years of age and live within the Cowichan Region.  Depending on individual circumstances and availability of resources age limitations may change.

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.

SERVICES AVAILABLE:

• Friendly visiting
• Downsizing/packing/unpacking (not moving though)
• Light yard work
• Minor home repairs
• Light housekeeping
• Grocery shopping

SERVICES NOT PROVIDED BY COWICHAN REGION BETTER AT HOME:

• personal hygiene assistance

• medical needs or physical mobility needs

• meal preparation

• home support services provided by VIHA community health workers


CONTACT INFO: (Managed by Volunteer Cowichan)

1 Kenneth Place
Duncan, BC
V9L 5G3

(Lower level of Duncan City Hall)

T: 250.748.2133

E: vc@volunteercowichan.bc.ca

More Information at: http://betterathome.ca/better-home-program