Elder Care

UBC’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

The provincial government provides an online BC Seniors’ Guide that includes information for seniors on housing, transportation, finance, personal security, and more. This website can be a useful guide to understanding government support for elder care.

For those looking for a seniors living residence closer to campus, Tapestry Seniors Living is located on UBC’s south campus. It is an independent retirement residence. Tapestry at Wesbrook Village also offers choices in dining, health and wellness, fitness, housekeeping, activities, and travel. Tapestry also provides a complete range of assisted living services should you require them.

Shepell, UBC’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) for staff and faculty is a confidential counselling service that can help you or your family members with any personal problem, big or small, that affects your family life, your work life or your general well-being. EFAP is self-referred, so no one need know that you are seeking help. Shepell is able to help you find adult day care services and in home care for seniors in your family.

There is no pre-set limit to the number of counselling or work/life consultations employees can access, however in cases where the counsellor determines an individual’s difficulties may be of a long-standing or chronic nature, referrals to external providers will be provided. Visit the UBC Benefits website to access counselling services and resources.

Face-to-Face / Telephone Counselling: To make an appointment or to access services, please call the Shepell Care Access Centre at 1.800.387.4765 or access services online (Canada only) via www.workhealthlife.com.