Surrey’s population is growing, as is its aging population. We’re excited to announce that Hero Home Care is expanding its support for Surrey and the Fraser Valley.
In addition to our expansion into the community, many other senior support resources are available to you and your loved ones right now. Here are a few of mention:
Brella Community Services Society: Adult Day Program
Getting out of the house and changing the scenery is a great way to boost our mood. The Brella Community Services Society has an engaging Adult Day Program with fun programming, personal care assistance, medical monitoring, and other support to help our aging community age in place.
Here are just a few of the services and programs they offer in their Adult Day Program:
- Exercise and physical activity: They host daily programs to help our aging neighbours improve their strength, functional ability, range of motion, balance, and coordination. They regularly go bowling and play shuffleboard, toss games, move and stretch, bocce ball, curling, and more.
- Cognitive programs: Our brains need exercise to stay sharp. These social and cognitive programs include playing word games, quizzes, crosswords, trivia games, discussion sessions, learning groups, and virtual experiences.
- Music: Music therapy is great for enjoyment and alleviating stress. The Society has a variety of musical programs, singalongs, drumming, and music games.
- Creativity and Sensory programs: Participants can take part in various activities to promote self-expression and exploration. In the past, these classes included gardening, art projects, painting, relaxation, and mindfulness practices.
- Virtual programming: Those unable or unwilling to leave their home can participate in programs over Zoom or Phone Hub.
Alzheimer Society – South and East Fraser
For seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, a great local resource is the Alzheimer Society of BC Resource Centre. Their goal is to share the journey with you by learning, laughing, and helping others through mutual understanding. They provide a variety of information, support groups, and 1:1 support for those living with this disease. They also have online support options, or you can call the First Link® Dementia Helpline for support.
To help recognize dementia in others, here are 10 warning signs from the Alzheimer Society:
DiverseCity Community Resources Society – Services for Seniors
isolation and loneliness in seniors because, if left untreated, it can lead to physical and mental health challenges.
Their services are available to Canadian-born seniors and immigrant and racialized seniors who are at exceptionally high risk due to barriers in language and access to community resources.
They also have a tablet loaning program for seniors and educational programs to help them better utilize technology to make their lives better.
Book a Break for Respite Care for Caregivers
Fraser Health sponsors the Book a Break program, where you can book overnight respite care for a loved one. Care plans are unique to each person but can include the following:
- Essential domestic support (laundry, meal prep)
- Personal care (hygiene, foot care, hairdresser)
- Nursing care
Browsing for a caregiver or support is free, but fees are associated with booking respite care.
Seniors Community Hub
This program aims to improve seniors’ access to resources and programs and helps to strengthen relationships between seniors and other intergenerational and intercultural groups. They support seniors in applying for extra support, including Federal, Provincial and health benefits applications.
They are also planning to expand their services to include a Seniors Ambassador Volunteer program, where volunteers go into the community and provide companionship and support for isolated seniors.
In-home support options for your loved ones in Surrey
As a society, there is more we can do to support the health and well-being of our senior community. Ensuring they have access to community resources and programs is one, but others may require more in-home support and healthcare services.
Hero Home Care can be your partner in Surrey. Our experienced Care Team of Nurses will create a customized care and support plan for your loved one, so you get peace of mind for yourself and your family. We’re opening up our most popular services to the Surrey community.
Here’s how we can help:
- Companionship care
- Transportation for seniors
- Homemaking services
- Cooking and meal support
- Dementia support and Alzheimer’s care
- Personal care services
- Nursing care
- Medication management
- End-of-life care
We work with you to create the best care plan for your loved ones so they can age in place. Our friendly caregivers can help you access other care and resources in your community, including many of the community services listed above.