Ability411 is a new website from CanAssist at the University of Victoria that answers questions about technologies to help BC seniors remain independent and safe. Ability411 provides information on a wide range of devices designed to assist seniors in areas such as eating, mobility, dressing, memory and recreation. The new service is operated by CanAssist and funded by the BC Government.
Visitors can browse answers provided to previous questions and, if they can’t find what they’re looking for, ask a question of their own. Ability411 staff provide a personalized answer within three business days with all answers reviewed by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (BC Chapter). The site provides links to equipment rental and loan programs in BC, health organizations for seniors, support services for caregivers, and other resources.