"I go away for eight hours and I come back feeling refreshed and better able to cope. My respite worker is so good with my husband. I have no worries while I'm away." (a caregiver)
The Respite Care Program provides temporary in-home relief to the primary caregiver. It allows the caregiver to conduct personal activities with the assurance that the person they are caring for is cared for by a professionally trained respite worker
Where is care provided?
Care is provided at the client’s or caregivers home. A visit to the specific home/homes by Society staff must be conducted prior to services being provided.
Hours of service
Care is available all hours, including weekends, evening, and overnights excluding statutory holidays. Generally services are offered in four hour blocks, one or two times a week, depending on service availability and clients needs.
What services are provided?
Our specially trained and Registered Personal Support Workers will attend to the daily living needs of the client such as:
- grooming, dressing, feeding and toileting
- assistance with transferring (provided lifting is not required, without assistive devices)
- monitoring client's safety -- mobility and ambulation
- monitoring intake of medication following Society's strict guidelines
- monitoring and encouraging exercise and recreational activities
- meal preparation for the client as per instructions from the primary caregiver
- socialization, stimulation and companionship
An assessment will be required to determine eligibility.
Cost $14.50/ hour. Cost is subject to change.
For more information on this service please contact Janice Laforest, First Link® Coordinator, at (519) 974-2220 ext. 231.