Serving as a caregiver for a loved one can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be a stressful, demanding responsibility regardless of where you are at in life. With so many people depending on them, it is crucial that caregivers take the time to care for themselves.

patient hand on hospital bedRespite Care provides caregivers the unique opportunity to leave home for a few hours with the peace of mind that comes with knowing their loved ones are in capable hands. No matter how much they love the people they are caring for, it is important for caregivers to take regular breaks to be their best.

Respite Care in Southern Health-Santé Sud is a great living option for an elderly person who needs some day-to-day supportive services, but still desires social stimulation, engagement and activities.

For more information, please speak with your local Home Care - Case Coordinator who will offer support options:

  • in community – assess and determine a respite plan that will provide relief to a caregiver
  • in personal care home – admit a loved one in an alternate setting to provide a planned period of relief to a caregiver. Please note that there is a fee for this service.

The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.
(Carson McCullers)