For older people living in the BC Capital Region, VISTA offers a program for those experiencing day to day problems with the misuse of alcohol and/or prescription drugs, or elder abuse issues. VISTA’s overall goal is to provide a senior- specific rehabilitation program delivered with dignity and respect.
VISTA counsellors visit people at home and provide the following: a comprehensive assessment of individuals’ strengths and problems, including elder abuse; the development of a personalized care plan including advocacy, counselling and problem-solving support; and follow-up for relapse prevention and support.
Anyone can refer to the program, which operates from 8:30-4:30 Monday to Friday. Concerned family members are encouraged to call the VISTA office (250) 953-3966.
There are no direct costs to the person receiving care.