Better at Home

Action Plan Commitment: Invest, in partnership with the United Way of the Lower Mainland, in the expansion of non-medical home support services in up to 65 communities across the province over the next three years, to help you age in place.

What does it mean for me?

More British Columbia seniors will have access to the non-medical supports they need to remain living in their own homes through the Better at Home program, now being implemented by the United Way of the Lower Mainland in communities across the province. Better at Home is funded through a $15 million investment from the Government of B.C., managed by the United Way, and delivered by local non-profit agencies. Through Better at Home, seniors receive simple services that help to support their independence such as transportation to appointments, housekeeping, yard work, home repairs and friendly visiting. A total of 56 communities in all regions of the province will have the opportunity to become Better at Home sites. The following first five new communities have completed the community engagement process, selected a non-profit agency and will be ready to offer services to seniors by spring 2012: Kamloops, Langley, New Westminster, Penticton, and Sunshine Coast.