Better at Home

Last updated on December 12, 2013

Better at Home is a province-wide program funded by the Government of BC and managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland to help seniors remain independent at home and stay connected with their community.

Better at Home supports seniors to age in place with dignity, stay socially connected and prevents social isolation, especially among seniors who are most vulnerable. The program recognizes that seniors are an important and growing part of communities and helps them with simple day-to-day tasks.

Under the Better at Home program, seniors have access to a range of non-medical home support services such as housekeeping, grocery shopping, home repair, friendly visiting, snow shovelling, yard work and transportation to appointments. Services are delivered through local non-profit organizations by volunteers and paid workers. Seniors are charged a fee for services on a sliding scale based on income.

The United Way of the Lower Mainland is managing the expansion of the Better at Home program in up to 68 communities across the province.

To learn more about Better at Home, go to and click on “Our Communities”, or contact the United Way of the Lower Mainland directly:

Phone: 604 268-1312


Postal address and office: Better at Home c/o United Way of the Lower Mainland 4543 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4T4