Better at Home

Arrow Lakes Better at Home is a program that helps seniors with simple non-medical, day-to-day tasks so they can live independently in their own homes and remain connected to their communities.

Better at Home is a community initiative managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland and funded by the Government of British Columbia. Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services is host to the Arrow Lakes Better at Home program in Nakusp, Burton, Fauquier and Edgewood.


Basket of non-medical services offered by Arrow Lakes Better at Home

  • Light Housekeeping
  • Snow removal
  • Minor home repairs/ home maintenance
  • Light yard work
  • Grocery Shopping/Transportation to Appointments
  • Friendly Visiting

Our services are offered by paid staff, contractors and volunteers, all of who have gone through and passed criminal record checks. Some services are offered at no cost.

Who can use Better at Home services?
If you are 65+ and live in Nakusp, Burton, Fauquier, Edgewood and surrounding areas, you qualify for Arrow Lakes Better at Home services.

Fees for Better at Home services are determined on a sliding scale based on a senior’s income tax return and their ability to pay. Some services are offered for free. Client information is kept confidential.

Arrow Lakes Better at Home Sliding Fee Scale

To request services or to volunteer with the Arrow Lakes Better at Home program, please contact the program coordinator, Louella Cann.

Phone: 250.265.8747
Fax: 250.265.3378

Location: 205- 6th Ave, NW (Box 100), Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R0

Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 am – 3:00 pm