These resources offer a variety of care support, ranging from in-home care to residential options.
Home Care Support
Strive Living is a non-profit registered charity which endeavors to design and deliver community living services, tailored to each individual they support.
Caregivers who are responsible for an aging family member need a break from time to time. The best solution for everyone involved is probably home care. The mission of Right at Home is to give every elderly patient the highest level of quality care possible by improving the quality of life for Vancouver seniors that need care in their own home.
West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, White Rock, Surrey, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Delta, Richmond, Langley, New Westminster, Port Moody
Home Care Assistance’s mission is to change the way the world ages. They provide older adults with quality care in Greater Vancouver area, that enables them to live not just longer, but happier, more purposeful lives at home.
Bark Support is a database where you can search, compare, and connect with various home care specialists in your area.
It’s All About You – Quality Life Services
It’s All About You is a full licensed company that provides Quality Life Services to people with developmental disabilities, seniors, and anyone that requires fully personalized care.
Just Like Family offers their clients reasonable rates and customized care services specifically tailored to fully meet the needs of your loved one. They offer flexible options of care depending on the needs of your family.
Whether you are looking for home care for yourself or a loved one, Nurse Next Door knows that it’s about caring, not just healthcare. Choose from services spanning a full range of both medical and non-medical home care.
Safe Care Home Support offers many home support services including respite for family caregivers, in-home care, palliative care, Alzheimer’s/dementia care and much more.
PostAbilities offers a variety of home living supports throughout Metro Vancouver. They assist people to continue to live independently in their own homes, in semi-independent or 24-hour care staffed residential homes, or other shared living arrangements in their community.
These resources include financial aid available to people with disabilities in BC and Canada, as well as resources to help navigate the aid.
Support Services Navigator
The Individualized Funding Resource Centre (IFRC) Society
The Individualized Funding Resource Centre understands that managing individualized funding can be overwhelming and challenging for many people with disabilities. The IFRC is committed to providing supports that will allow individuals to fully participate in their communities.
This organization helps you apply for a range of disability benefits and programs, as well as catching up on filing income taxes.
Choice in Supports for Independent Living
Choice in Supports for Independent Living (CSIL) is a self-directed option for eligible home support clients. CSIL clients receive funds directly from their local health authority to purchase their own home support services.
Canada Revenue Agency – Outreach Benefits and Credits
This Canada Revenue Agency – Outreach Benefits and Credits Factsheet for Persons with Disabilities has information about the Disability Tax Credit and other related financial programs.
Swift was established to help solve the undeniable problems and inefficiencies with the Disability Tax Credit. They provide a simple solution to get Canadians approved.
Vela Canada assists people with disabilities in taking greater control of their lives by exploring ideas that can lead to customized, inclusive and creative supports primarily through developing a Microboard™ or accessing Individualized Funding.
Here are some resources relating to community support that can help improve daily life.
Community Living British Colombia
CLBC is a crown corporation that works with individuals, families, service providers, community and government partners to help people have lives filled with possibilities in welcoming communities.
A federation working with partners to build community and to enhance the lives of children, youth, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families by building awareness, inspiring action and advancing rights, responsibilities and social justice.
The George Pearson Centre provides long-term residential care to adult residents who require specialized assistance as a result of disabilities, such as multiple sclerosis, spinal cord and traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, and a variety of other conditions.
Lower Mainland, Vancouver
This organization offers a variety of programs and housing services to persons with disabilities and their families living in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver area, from independent affordable housing rentals to shared care.
This organization helps people with developmental disabilities become empowered individuals so that they can reach their full potential.
Cheshire Homes Society Of British Columbia
The Cheshire Homes Society of British Columbia strives to support individuals with disabilities to achieve their optimal level of independence through innovative services, education and community integration.
This organization provides various support and services to individuals from various communities.
North Shore Disability Resource Centre
The North Shore Disability Resource Centre was established in 1976 by a group of parents, professionals and advocates who wanted to create services to ensure that people with disabilities could live comfortably in their communities.
For over 30 years, Arcus has been providing high quality, specialized residential services to infants, children, adults and seniors who are developmentally challenged, have severe physical disabilities, high medical needs or are managing challenging behaviours.
March of Dimes Canada’s mission is to maximize the independence, personal empowerment and community participation of people with physical disabilities.