Better at Home is a program that helps seniors with simple day-to-day tasks so that they can continue to live independently in their own homes and remain connected to their communities. The Government of British Columbia funds the program, United Way of the Lower Mainland manages it, and local non-profit organizations provide services.
The United Way role
United Way of the Lower Mainland, as part of its mandate to support programs that help seniors to age with dignity, will manage the expansion of the Better at Home program in up to 68 communities across the province. Locally, we are pleased that both the Shuswap and Vernon areas have been included in this initiative.
Volunteers and paid staff from local non-profit organizations provide Better at Home services. By helping seniors remain at home longer, they support a diverse, inclusive and vibrant neighbourhood for everyone.
A range of non-medical home support services
Better at Home services vary from community to community. They are designed to complement existing services and are based on the unique needs of local seniors.
- Friendly visiting
- Light yard work
- Minor home repairs
- Light housekeeping
- Grocery shopping
- Snow shoveling