Light Housekeeping

Services include

  • Dishwashing
  • Laundry Stripping bedding, washing & drying, folding, remaking bed
  • Bathrooms Sink, tub, mirror, floors, toilet
  • Floors Sweeping & Vacuuming
  • Dusting

Not included

Light Housekeeping does not include:

  • Use of a foot stool or ladder
  • Dusting or wiping above 6 feet
  • Scrubbing floors on hands and knees
  • Work outside of the house including yard, patios


Please Note

  • This service is provided by volunteers or individuals under contract with Columbia Valley Better at Home and is contingent upon their availability.
  • Clients must provide all cleaning supplies, including gloves.
  • Housekeepers need to be permitted to wear their own indoor-only shoes to comply with Occupational Health & Safety Standards.
  • Clients need to be present for the entire duration of the visit.


Fee Structure

 Fee Category Single Income
Clients living alone
Household Income
Clients not living alone
Charge to Client
 A Below $17,350  Below $26,450  $0 (100% subsidy)
 B  $17,351 – $24,500  $26,451 – $37,100  $7.50 (70% subsidy)
 C  $24,501 – $38,400  $37,101 – $72,000  $17.50 (30% subsidy)
 D  Over $38,400  Over $72,000  $25 (no subsidy)


  • Rates are per hour. A 1 hour block is available at the subsidized rate each week.
  • Clients are able to purchase additional hours at full price, depending on availability.
  • There is a 24 hour minimum cancellation policy for services. Clients may be charged $5 if they cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice.