Better at Home
The Better at Home program supports seniors by providing basic, non-medical services to help them continue living independently in their own homes and remain connected to their communities.
For a complete description of services please call our office.
Better at Home
A volunteer visits the client’s home once a week, when possible. Each visit is about one hour long. If the client wishes, visits can include going for a walk in the immediate neighbourhood when safe to do so. Friendly Phone Calls can be included with Friendly Visiting services. These arrangements can be made between a volunteer and their client.
Please note: Friendly Visiting does not include assisting with household tasks, food preparation or personal care.
Service fees are established on an income-based sliding scale which ensures that services are free for low-income seniors and the market rate for seniors with an income above the BC average.
The sliding scale levels are 100% subsidy, 80% subsidy, 60% subsidy, 40% subsidy, 20% subsidy and no subsidy
How It Works
Submit a completed Client Referral form to the Better at Home office as your application to the program. Your doctor, social worker, family member or friend can make the referral. You can also refer yourself.
Once space becomes available, Better at Home will contact you to arrange a meeting to confirm eligibility, complete registration forms and determine your needs.
We will connect you with a volunteer or contracted service provider to start receiving basic, non-medical home support services.
Please note: Due to the popularity of this program, there is a waitlist of clients waiting for services.
Support Better at Home
Our programs depend on available resources. If you would like to help maintain the Campbell River Better at Home program become a volunteer today! Please call our office for more information.
Better at Home is funded by the Government of British Columbia and managed by United Way of British Columbia