At Memorial Family Hospice, we provide excellent respite services that ensure the primary caregivers get enough time to rest, relax, run errands or attend important appointments. It is important to remember that primary caregivers are human beings that have their own lives to lead and they need breaks from time to time. We can deliver respite service in various settings, be it at the home of the caregiver, at a special daycare centre, or at residential centres that offer overnight stays.

Respite care services are designed to cater to the needs of the person receiving care. Trained providers can assist with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, eating, drinking, taking medications, exercising, and enjoying the outdoors. In-home respite care can also handle household chores for the caregiver, such as laundry, preparing meals, and shopping.

Respite care can be arranged for a few hours, a day, a few days, or a few weeks, depending on the caregiver’s needs ¹. It can be a welcome break for both the caregiver and the person receiving care, as it offers a change of scenery and a chance for socialization.