Senior Support

Through this program, carya provides in-home support to vulnerable older Calgarians and helps them stay in their homes and retain long-time community connections.

Trained support workers travel to residences throughout Calgary to provide up to two hours of assistance with light housekeeping and laundry every two weeks.

The help provided is agreed upon by the senior client and a carya supervisor during an initial assessment visit.

Following this, senior support workers are carefully matched with clients and provide essential, non-medical care to older adults that helps them remain healthy, happy, and living in familiar surroundings for as long as possible.

Services
  • Community Connections
  • Light Homemaking
  • Laundry
  • Information and Referrals

All services are provided in-home by trained and supervised support workers.

Efforts are made to accommodate language preferences.

Eligibility and intake

Vulnerable older adults throughout Calgary may be eligible for this service.

To access Senior Support, you must be:

  • eligible for the Government of Alberta’s Special Needs Assistance program
  • over 65 years of age
  • unable to do your own housekeeping
  • renting from a non-family member
  • under the income thresholds of $22,900 for individuals or $36,135 for couples

To discuss your needs and the support possibilities available to you or someone in your care, please call 403.205.5264. An intake worker will review your situation and set up an assessment visit at your home.

 Cost

Due to generous support from The City of Calgary Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), this program is available on a sliding fee scale based upon your annual income.

Clients are billed monthly and may pay by cheque, Visa, or Mastercard.