Better at Home

About

Better at Home is a program that helps 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.  The Government of British Columbia funds the program, while the United Way of the Lower Mainland manages it.

Services include:

  • Transportation to medical appointments by screened and trained volunteer drivers
  • Assistance with Grocery Shopping
  • Light Housekeeping by contractors
  • Volunteer Visiting – The visits are based on interests and activities shared by senior and volunteer such as walking, reading, light gardening, computer skills assistance

Kitsilano BAH Program is delighted to be the recipient of the 2016 Community Partner Award by our housekeeping contractor Jewish Family Services Agency.

Better at Home is funded by the Government of BC and managed by the United Way

Details

Requirements

Kits House Membership

Seniors must be 65+ years

The catchment area is from the water to west of Granville Street and north of King Edward Avenue.


Cost

Fees are on a sliding scale according to the senior’s income.  An intake at the senior’s home with the program coordinator is required.

Brochure PDF

Contact

Contact Info

Margarita

604-736-3588 ext. 131

margaritac@kitshouse.org 

Volunteer Testimonial

Volunteers

Volunteers

Better at Home unites communities through a common desire to help others and our volunteers are a huge part of that! Better at Home is grateful for all of its Volunteers! Watch some of our Volunteer Profiles and learn about the impact of the Better at Home program. Thank you Volunteers for all that you do!

Ashcroft Volunteer – Nick

White Rock Volunteer – Jean Paul

Richmond Volunteer – Roland

Quesnel Volunteer – Arnie

Powell River Volunteers – Milda and Molly

Impact Story

Independence, even if relative, the possibility of living with dignity, being in a clean environment, knowing that someone is listening to me with caring and compassion, these are the invaluable blessings that Better at Home has brought back into my life.  “Thank you!” is a very small word for that…

Senior living on the Westside

What a wonderful service Better at Home provides

A senior who regularly uses our transportation services