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 Kits House staff
  • Volunteer Visiting – The visits are based on interests and activities shared by senior and volunteer such as walking, reading, light gardening, computer skills assistance (Over the phone during Covid restrictions)

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

Service Fee





Details

Grocery Shopping & Delivery

Kits House is now offering free grocery shopping and drop off for seniors who are not able to go out to get their groceries!

Location

Serving those residing North of King Edward & West of Granville Street.


Requirements

Senior must provide a gift card for their grocery store of choice, their grocery list, and reusable bags.


Cost

Senior will only be charged for the groceries they purchase.

Light Housekeeping

Location

Serving those residing North of King Edward & West of Granville Street.


Requirements

Seniors must be 65+ years

Senior must undergo an intake and assessment to be entered into the program (the intake can be done virtually during Covid restrictions).

Senior must be living independently. Seniors cannot be living in a private or publicly subsidized assisted living or long term care facility.

The catchment area is west of Granville Street and north of King Edward Avenue, extending to the water on each side.

Kits House Membership (optional)


Cost

Fees are on a sliding scale according to the senior’s income

Subsidized services are subject to availability and budget, along with the schedules of our volunteers. Seniors that qualify for subsidized services will be placed on a waiting list.

Transportation

Location

Serving those residing North of King Edward & West of Granville Street.


Requirements

Seniors must be 65+ years

Senior must undergo an intake and assessment to be entered into the program (the intake can be done virtually during Covid restrictions).

Senior must be living independently. Seniors cannot be living in a private or publicly subsidized assisted living or long term care facility.

The catchment area is west of Granville Street and north of King Edward Avenue, extending to the water on each side.

Kits House Membership (optional)


Cost

Fees are on a sliding scale according to the senior’s income.

Subsidized services are subject to availability and budget, along with the schedules of our volunteers. Seniors that qualify for subsidized services will be placed on a waiting list.

Friendly Visits

Feeling Lonely? Looking for social connection? This program is for you. Caring volunteers are available to call you whenever you need.

Location

Serving those residing North of King Edward & West of Granville Street.


Requirements

N/A


Cost

Free

Contact

Contact Info

Margarita, Better at Home Coordinator: margaritac@kitshouse.org,
604.736.3588 ext. 131

Scott, Senior’s Community Programmer: scottr@kitshouse.org, 604.736.3588 ext. 132

Information & Referral Volunteers: seniorsinfo@kitshouse.org, 604.736.3588 ext. 604

 

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

What a wonderful service Better at Home provides

A senior who regularly uses our transportation services