Better at Home services are non-medical in nature. They are complimenting to existing services, for example those services provided by community health workers, such as personal hygiene assistance and help with medical needs or physical mobility.
The Better at Home program is designed to help 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. The United Way of the Lower Mainland manages it, and Care Transit, a local charity, provides the services through paid staff and Volunteers.
Hope Care Transit Society is the service provider for Hope/Fraser Canyon Better at Home. We cover Hope, Sunshine Valley and the Fraser Canyon up to Yale. The Boston Bar/North Bend Enhancement Society is the service provider from Yale to Boston Bar area. The volunteers and paid workers (including contractors) who provide Better at Home services are part of your own community. You too are also welcome to become a volunteer yourself!
For more information in the Hope area, to apply for services or to become a volunteer, please visit our office in Hope, or phone, (information below) or contact us here
For all information relating to the Fraser Canyon area between Yale and Boston Bar please phone 604-869-1831 or visit the Boston Bar website.
If you are a senior living within our service areas you may be eligible. Our program coordinator will speak with you, assess your needs and suggest services that may be of interest to you.
For Hope and area, contact Hope/Fraser Canyon Better at Hope Care Transit Society office at 604 869 3396.
In the Fraser Canyon to Boston Bar area contact the Boston Bar/North Bend Enhancement Society, at 604 869 1831 to complete an application.
Better at Home services are non-medical in nature. They are supplemental to existing services, for example those services provided by community health workers, such as personal hygiene assistance and help with medical needs or physical mobility.
Better at Home services may be chosen from the following list: please note that not all services may be available in your area.
• transportation • friendly visiting
• light yard work • light housekeeping
• grocery shopping • snow removal
• minor home repairs
Fees for Better at Home services are determined on a sliding scale, according to your income, and based on an ability to pay. Some services may be free.
The Government of BC has given United Way of the Lower Mainland funding to manage Better at Home across BC. Hope Care Transit Society and Boston Bar/North Bend Enhancement Society also accept donations, raise funds and encourage volunteer participation in the program.