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Housing

The Seniors Services Program can help by providing the following information and assistance:

North Okanagan Seniors Housing Guide

NexusBC is pleased to compile and provide an annual seniors housing guide for our area. 

You can view the guide here: 2017 North Okanagan Seniors Housing Guide (pdf)

Printed copies are available at NexusBC. We ask for a $3 donation to cover the cost of printing, if you can afford it.

Applications for Shelter Aid For Elderly Renters (SAFER)

The SAFER program provides direct cash assistance for people age 60+ and who pay rent for their housing. SAFER is designed to help older British Columbians on fixed incomes pay for rent and leave them with enough money for the other necessities of life such as food, utilities and transportation. The Seniors Services Program is happy to you help you with SAFER applications and renewals.

Applications for Subsidized BC Housing

If you live in BC have a low income and meet eligibility criteria, you may qualify for subsidized housing. Subsidized housing is long-term housing for people who permanently reside in BC. Rental fees are calculated on a rent geared to income basis (30% of household total gross income, subject to minimum rent based on # of people).

You may be eligible for subsidized housing if you can live independently and meet the household, residency, income and assets criteria. 

The Seniors Services Program can help seniors 60+ with filling out an application to be on the BC Housing Registry.

Independent, Affordable Housing

Are you age 60+ and looking for an apartment to rent? NexusBC can help you navigate the online classifieds called Kijiji and Castanet to help you with finding something suitable to rent.  Please stop by during drop-in hours, Monday to Thursday 9am to 12pm.

Assisted Living

Assisted living is for those who are unable to live at home independently, but who do not need 24-hour nursing care. Assisted living services are provided in a private apartment unit. You maintain your independence and privacy while being supported with services such as meals, laundry, housekeeping, social and recreational activities and personal care.

Publicly Subsidized Assisted Living

Eligibility for publicly subsidized assisted living units is determined by Vernon Community Care Health Services. You do not need to contact the assisted living residence directly.  Please contact:

Vernon Community Care Health Services

Address: 4505 - 25th Street, Vernon BC V1T 4S8

Phone: 250.541.2200

Private Pay Assisted Living

If you are interested in private pay assisted living you can contact the housing provider directly and do not need to be assessed by a Interior Health Home Health Case Manager.  Accommodation in a private pay residence is offered at market price set by the housing operator. Information on private pay assisted living residences is included in the 2017 North Okanagan Seniors Housing Guide (pdf)

Residential Care | Long Term Care | Complex Care

Residential Care is the BC Ministry of Health term for what you may know as Long Term Care, Extended Care, Nursing Home Care or Geriatric Care Facility.  People who live in residential care facilities usually have complex health care needs that require daily care from trained health care and nursing staff . They often need caregivers to help with their activities of daily living such as bathing, assistance with mobility, dressing and personal hygiene . Many persons who live in residential care facilities may also have significant memory challenges associated with dementia and need a secure environment to keep them safe .

Publicly Subsidized Residential Care

The first step to enter a publicly-subsidized residential care facility is for you to have a health care needs assessment completed by Vernon Community Care Health Services.  Please contact:

Vernon Community Care Health Services

Address: 4505 - 25th Street, Vernon BC V1T 4S8

Phone: 250.541.2200

For more information on accessing subsidized residential care, visit Interior Health.

Private Pay Residential Care

Private pay residential care services are paid for by the resident and not funded by Interior Health or the province. An assessment by Interior Health staff is not needed for admission to a private pay residence.  Information on private pay residential care facilities is included in the 2017 North Okanagan Seniors Housing Guide (pdf)

 

Drop In Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 9am to noon

or call to schedule an appointment