Respite care offers temporary, substitute living arrangements or special care in the home for seniors in order to provide a brief period of relief or rest (usually more than twenty-four hours) for the family members, guardians or other people who are their regular caregivers.
See In-Home Nursing
and In-Home Personal Support
for programs that offer the services of substitute caregivers who provide respite care in the individual's own home.
Short-stay programs are offered by some Long-Term Care Homes
and Retirement Residences
for adults living in the community with long-term care needs and/or who require care when recovering or stabilizing. Admission to these short-stay programs is through Community Care Access Centres
. A few long-term care homes offer private short-stay respite care. Apply directly to the residential home.
Some Retirement Residences also offer respite services. Download the list
of availability by various home operators.
See also Adult Day Programs
and Hospice Care