“Better At Home” Services (Some Fee for Services)
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. Deltassist is the service provider for all of Delta.
Through the Better at Home programs Deltassist supports seniors with aging in place with dignity. We help seniors stay socially connected, reduce social isolation, especially among seniors who are most vulnerable. The program recognizes that seniors are an important and growing part of our community and helps them with simple day-to-day tasks.
Under the Deltassist Better at Home program, seniors have access to a range of non-medical home support services. Services that have fees are on a sliding scale based on income.
Better at Home Services
Light House Keeping (Fee for service)
Cleaning supplies must be provided by the senior. Housekeeping may include:
Vacuuming, Wash dishes, Clean counters, Mop floors, Laundry, Change linens, Clean bathtub, Clean counters.
Basic Yard work (Fee for service)
Handyman services (Fee for service)
Services are approved on a case by case basis and may include gutter cleaning, changing light bulbs, minor fence repairs, and changing tap washers.
Rides to Appointments (Fee for service)
Volunteers drive seniors that do not have any other means of transportation (such as HandyDART, friends or family) to medical appointments. The cost for this service covers the mileage costs the volunteer driver incurs and is based on the distance of the trip. Parking fees are also the responsibility of the senior.
Phone shopping for Seniors
Deltassist’s Phone Shopping Program assists seniors or people with a disability that cannot manage their grocery shopping on their own.
On Tuesdays it operated out of the Sunshine Hills Safeway and on Wednesday is operates out of the Tsawwassen Save On Foods. Both of these grocery stores offer free delivery for seniors using this service.
Daily Phone Support & wellness calls
Social phone calls Monday to Friday between 9 am and 4 pm to seniors. The calls are a link with the community, social contact and support a feeling of living independently.
Fill contact us by email (mentioning your area of interest) or call the Seniors Services Office at (604) 946-9526.