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About Out of Home Respite

Peace of mind knowing your loved one is in good hands

Out of home respite care makes it possible for you to take a break overnight, for a day, or even for a few days. Several long-term care homes and assisted living buildings throughout the Mississauga Halton LHIN provide ‘short stay beds’ to relieve caregiver workload and stress and to help prevent caregiver burnout. Short Stay staff will temporarily take over your daily care giving responsibilities by taking care of your loved one on a short term basis. During his/her stay, your loved one will have access to all the services and facilities that other residents in the building enjoy.

To find out more about which long-term care homes and assisted living buildings provide short stay respite in your community and how to apply, speak with a Respite Advisor at 905-829-7002 or email respiteadvisor@centralregistry.ca.


Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) including:

  • Ambulation/transfers
  • Dressing/Undressing
  • Personal hygiene/bathing

Assistance with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) including:

  • Meal support
  • Medication Reminders
  • Homemaking & Laundry
  • Passive range of motion exercises

Companionship Support/Safety and Risk Monitoring:

  • Redirection/prompting/cueing
  • Safety checks 


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