Better at Home programs provides a range of non-medical support services aimed at helping seniors remain independent for longer. If you are looking for services not offered by Better at Home, here are some resources to help you listed below:
bc211 is a three-digit telephone number (2-1-1) that provides free, confidential, multilingual information and referral to a full range of community, social, and government services. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, Information and Referral Specialists link callers to the services and support they need. Resources are also available online at www.bc211.ca.
Pathways is an online resource that provides quick access to current and accurate referral and community services information in participating communities.
The 8-1-1 service in British Columbia is a health information phone line operated by HealthLink BC, which is a part of the Ministry of Health. By calling 8-1-1, clients can speak to a health services representative, who can connect them with a registered nurse, registered dietitian, or a pharmacist. There is also a HealthLink BC online directory that is open to the public at http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/servicesresources/.
BCCRN provides small project funding, materials, training, support people and maintains a website to assist Community Response Networks (CRNs), who work together to create a local, coordinated community response to abuse, neglect and self-neglect in vulnerable adults.
This Province of B.C. website features a collection of information and resources to help British Columbians plan for and live a healthy lifestyle as they age.