We provide free respite care services for your loved ones that are designed to give unpaid caregivers a break to support better health and well-being for the caregiver, as well as the person receiving care. Respite services can be provided in the home, or by taking the person into the community.
Some caregivers enjoy quiet time at home during their break; others choose to go out. Caregivers either live with the person needing care or sometimes live nearby. A caregiver can be a family member, neighbor or close friend.
Respite care by definition is for the primary support person (primary care partner) to receive a break. We have various grants that allow us to provide this care, so our overall eligibility criteria for people to receive respite care is as follows:
- Primary care partner of a person who is 55+
- Primary care partner who is 55+ of a person with a disability who is 18+
- Primary care partner of a person (any age) who is living with dementia (or possible dementia) any age
Respite services improve caregiver health and decrease the risk of the person receiving care needing to move into a residential facility. Respite care keeps families together longer! Our respite services give you the time to do what you need to do, so that you come back refreshed. You and your care partner both deserve that.