There are many housing options for older adults in British Columbia. Whether you own or rent your home, or live in a supported or assisted living environment, there are programs to help with your housing needs.
Aging in Place
“Aging in place” means staying in your own home and community as you get older. Good planning can help. Think about how your housing needs may change as you age, and make sure your home is suitable.
Many seniors choose to downsize, find a home with few stairs, or live close to shops and transportation services. These choices can all help people live in their own homes for as long as possible.
As well, the B.C. government funds community-based, non-medical home support services – such as housekeeping and transportation – in communities across the province. These services are designed to help older people age in place.
More Housing Resources
- Seniors Housing Directory of B.C.
Search for locating seniors’ housing in communities across the province.
- Independently Healthy (PDF, 2.0MB)
BC Housing's special publication on seniors’ housing and care needs (Originally published in the Vancouver Sun, 2008)
- B.C. Homeowner Protection Office
This office provides consumer protection information for homeowners and homebuyers