Set up with funding from the Provincial Government, administered provincially by the United Way of the Lower Mainland, there are 60 communities in BC that provide non-medical support services to assist seniors to stay independent and in their own homes. SGI Better at Home on Galiano is offering support services for seniors (those over 55 of age) in a two year pilot project. Services offered include: house cleaning, light gardening, small home repairs, grocery shopping, driving to appointments etc. Better at Home Galiano employs island residents to provide these services.
The Better At Home Galiano 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. Better at Home Galiano offers services on a sliding scale, determined by your annual income.
Better at Home Galiano now has an office at the Health Centre, a phone line and an email. Our number is 250-539-0970 and the email is firstname.lastname@example.org so if you have questions or comments about Better at Home, please be in touch with us.
Nancy McPhee, Program Co-ordinator