Healthy Communities Start From Home!

 Better at Home Program

Better at Home is a province-wide program funded by the Government of BC and managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland to help seniors remain independent at home and stay connected with their community.

Better at Home supports seniors to age in place with dignity, stay socially connected, and prevent social isolation, especially among seniors who are most vulnerable. The program recognizes that seniors are an important and growing part of communities and helps them with simple day-to-day tasks. Seniors are charged a fee for services on a sliding scale based on income.

Columbia Valley Better at Home Services

The Better at Home services are delivered in Columbia Valley by the Columbia Valley Better at Home program of the Family Dynamix Association. It is a not-for-profit service that supports the independence of local seniors by providing basic, non-medical support. The program is open to persons residing in the Columbia Valley age 65 and older.

The following services are delivered by volunteers or individuals under contract with Columbia Valley Better at Home:

 

 Background

The Columbia Valley Better at Home is a program that helps seniors with simple day-to-day tasks so that they can continue to live independently in their own homes and remain connected to their communities. The program is funded by the Government of British Columbia and managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland. The Better at Home program is designed to address the specific needs of local seniors, allowing communities to assess their local strengths, identify gaps in services for seniors, and design Better at Home to enhance local capacities to bridge these non-medical seniors support service gaps. Services are delivered by a mix of volunteers, contractors, and paid staff, which depends on the capacity and human resource availability in local communities.

Mission

Better at Home program helps seniors live in their own homes for longer by providing simple non-medical home support services.

Vision

Seniors are able to live independently and in good health in their own homes longer than is presently the case.

Guiding Principles

In our interactions with each other and the community we will share responsibility and will value:

Seniors planning for and with seniors                  Senior centered

Community driven                                                    Prevention oriented

Evidence-informed                                                   Independence focused

Simple and understandable                                   Based on need

Integrated                                                                   Non-governmental program

Intake Process

For more information or to apply to the Better at Home program, please contact Columbia Valley Better at Home at:

Family Dynamix:- 250-342-5566

Program Coordinator:- 250-342-1110

Clients will be asked to fill out an intake form and to provide proof of income.

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FDx – Better At Home

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