Programs provide seniors with services and supports to help you stay independent. Services are usually attached to non-profit community services in your community. Contact Better at Home
to find a program near you.
The Red Cross Loan Cupboard in your community generally loans medical equipment for up to three months and all equipment loans require a referral from a regulated health care professional. Each community has different availability of programs and services. See their website for your particular community. Specific programs which allow loans for longer periods depend on availability. Call toll-free: 1-800-661-9055 to find a local program.
Your local health authority has home and community care programs that offer healthcare services to support you at home. Go to their website listed under "Home & Community Care" for more information.
Palliative and hospices may provide equipment for loan to those who are receivng palliative services at home. Contact your health authority.
This program helps First Nations low income seniors living on reserve to make adaptations to their living environment. Go to here
for more information.
If you are receiving benefits from the Ministry of Social Development, supports and services may be available see if you qualify for Persons with Disability (PWD) and their Disability Benefits. Contact the Ministry to begin application or request a service.
The Palliative Care Benefits Program is for those individuals who have been registered by their physician and/or other healthcare professional. If you are registered with the Palliative Care Benefits Program, the cost of home aids will probably be covered, check with your healthcare professional.You must-have Healthcare BC coverage and be registered with Fair Pharmacare.
BC Government’s website offers a Personal Supports line with information about equipment and services to keep you independent. Callers will be directed to government programs that provide equipment to assist persons with daily living activities. Call toll free: 1.888.818.1211 Email: PersonalSupportsInformation@gov.bc.ca
If your home requires extensive modifications to allow for a wheelchair consult the Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program
The Veterans Independence Program (VIP) helps you remain independent and keeps you self-sufficient in your home and your community. Depending on your circumstances and health needs you may qualify for financial assistance to obtain services such as grounds maintenance; housekeeping; personal care; access to nutrition; health and support services provided by a health professional.