Respite workers provide care and companionship for ill or disabled people in their homes. Families/caregivers can shop, vacation, go to work or appointments knowing that their loved ones are safe and secure.
Respite is assistance or relief for people who provide care for a family member or friend who is elderly or disabled. A senior or disabled person may also chose to hire their own respite worker if they need help and family and friends are not available. A respite worker will go to the client's home to:
- provide security
- prep of light meals
- med reminders
This support is available for a few hours, overnight or for a vacation.
In-home respite has positive effects for both the frail or disabled clients and the caregiver. Companionship and assistance with daily tasks benefit the client with positive relationships and socialization. Caregivers also benefit from time away to meet their emotional and wellness needs. Respite can make the difference, allowing a person to remain at home and prevent premature admittance to a long-term care facility or hospital.
- Central West Community Care Access Centre
- CCS Supportive Housing
- CCS Transitional Care Centre
- CCS Transportation
- Ontario Community Support Association
For more information please contact us.
This program is funded by the Central West LHIN.