BETTER AT HOME
Better at Home
Quadra Island Better at Home provides non-medical services to assist seniors with simple day-to-day tasks so they can continue to live independently in their own (or rented) homes and stay connected to their communities. We provide services to all of Quadra Island.
Better at Home is funded by the Province of British Columbia and managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland.
Fees for Quadra Island Better at Home services are determined on a sliding scale based on the senior’s household income. Friendly Visiting and Transportation are free services.
I'm beyond pleased to have the reliable help that Better at Home now provides on Quadra. I'm 80 yrs. young and have noticed a lovely feeling of great relief when necessary chores now get done..
Am I eligible?
Quadra Island provides non-medical services to people who are:
55 Years of Age or Older
Residents of Quadra Island
What services are available?
We provide a range of services including:
Transportation and Deliveries
Minor Home Repairs
Light Yard Work (seasonal)
Recycling Pick Up/Waste Removal (including green waste)
*In-person friendly visiting will begin in 2022. Date TBA. Phone check-ins are always available.
Is there a cost for services?
Friendly Visiting is a free service and Transportation and Deliveries are currently free. All other services are provided on a sliding scale fee based on annual income. Some clients will be able to afford the full cost of the service while others will receive a subsidy from 20% - 100%.
All Quadra Island Better at Home services has been designed with COVID health and safety protocols in place. Service providers and clients are expected to follow these guidelines at all times and services will adapt to follow changes in Provincial Health Orders and WorkSafe guidelines.
The Quadra Island Better at Home program relies on grants and donations to fund the cost of our valuable services. Please donate today.
Something as simple as housekeeping or rides to medical appointments can make the difference between local seniors living safely in their home or making the heartbreaking choice to leave their friends and the island they love, to move to where they can receive adequate care. Seniors built this community, and we owe it to them to keep them where they are happiest…at home.
Kristene Perron, Program Coordinator
Better At Home Services
Our Light Housekeeping service is provided by a trained, qualified, and fully insured employee. If you could use a little help around the house, our friendly housekeeper will collaborate with you to create a plan and set up a regular schedule. (Deeper cleans are available on request). We offer 4 subsidized hours per month.
Our volunteer drivers can deliver groceries, prescription medication, mail, and more to your home. (Meal delivery is available through Quadra Circle). Donations for deliveries are optional and welcome through the Quadra Circle office or online. We ask for a minimum of 48 hours to book deliveries.
This seasonal service will help you keep your yard clean and safe. Mowing, raking, weeding, and moving firewood are all part of the Light Yard Work service. We offer 4 subsidized hours per month. Winter clean-up is also available on request.
The Quadra Island Better at Home Program offers transportation to appointments and activities on Quadra Island and to Campbell River at no cost. Donations for rides are optional welcome through the Quadra Circle office or online. Our team of volunteer drivers will follow all COVID guidelines for each trip. We ask for a minimum of 48 hours to book rides.
Need a broken step fixed? A lightbulb changed that’s too high to reach? A safety bar installed in your shower? We offer minor home repairs for all seniors registered in the Better at Home program. Clients are responsible for the cost of materials. Tools and labour are provided through the program.
When it snows, our snow angels—volunteers or subcontractors—will help keep your walkways and driveway clear and safe.
Our Better at Home program depends on community volunteers. We are always looking for volunteers!
Please fill out the online form or contact the Program Coordinator, Kristene Perron for more information.
Do you have a skill that can help Quadra Island seniors? Better at Home offers part time employment and contract positions for housekeeping, yard work, home repair, and snow removal.