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Temporary in-home care

In-home respite provides temporary relief if you are experiencing high levels of stress or burnout from caring for someone who has high needs. Trained staff come into your home and temporarily take care of the person you support one while you use the time to do whatever you need. Our flexible services mean that you are given the ability to decide when you will use your allotted respite hours and for what purpose.

What services are available?

In general, the person in your care will have access to the following services:

  • Personal support
  • Companionship activities
  • Light housekeeping.

Who is eligible for services?

You and the person in your care may qualify for In-Home Respite if you are both:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)

and if the care recipient is:

  • In need of help with activities of daily living
  • In need of onsite supervision or monitoring several times a day to ensure his/her safety and well-being.

Other criteria may apply, depending on which agency is providing the services.

How do I apply?

If you are already receiving services from Mississauga Halton LHIN Home and Community Care (formerly CCAC), a great place to start is to speak with your coordinator to help you with your needs. Otherwise, please call 905-855-9090.