Out-of-home (short stay) respite provides caregiver relief overnight, for a few days or even for a couple of weeks while the care recipient is well taken care of in a short stay bed or room in a long-term care home, retirement home, or other community-based location.
What services are available?
In general, care recipients will have access to:
During their stay, care recipients also have access to the same services and activities that the residents of the facility enjoy.
Who is eligible for services?
A care recipient may be considered if they are:
Other criteria may apply, depending on which agency is providing the services.
How can I help my client to apply?
There are multiple options available for accessing out-of-home respite services.