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Caregiver resources

Caregivers are an essential part of the care team. There are resources available that may be useful for you in keeping track of appointments and key health information about your loved one. You may also need support or short-term relief in order to maintain a balance between caregiving and other responsibilities.

Last updated on March 10, 2022.

SUPPORT AND RESPITE

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CBI Health

Provides various health care services in the community, including caregiver relief.

705-941-5222

683 A Great Northern Rd,

Suite 1A, Sault Ste. Marie

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Paramed Home Health Care

Provides a variety of in-home health care services, including respite care.

705-759-0110

477 Queen St E, Suite 100

Sault Ste. Marie

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Premier Homecare Services

 

Delivers various home health care services, including respite care.

705-946-4648

773 Great Northern Rd, Suite 5

Sault Ste. Marie

 

Additional respite services to consider:

Strong Minds

Respite relief that can include wellness checks, and integrate mental health support, help with everyday activities, transportation and assistance to appointments, help with organizing care.

705-987-3825

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Bayshore Home Health

Provides a variety of personal, medical, and dementia care services at home, including companionship and respite care.

705-251-0082 or 1-877-289-3997

262 Queen St E., Suite 200, Sault Ste. Marie

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Dr Harold S Trefry Memorial Centre

Offers Day Out program, which is a social, fun-packed day away that can provide respite for caregivers. Call in advance to check for availability.

705-246-0036

1601 C Line Rd, Richards Landing

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USEFUL RESOURCES

The Ontario Caregiver Organization

The OCO exists to support Ontario’s 3.3 million caregivers by being their one point of access to information, so they have what they need to be successful in their role.

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Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario

Collection of educational resources that have been developed and/or curated for family and friend caregivers who provide care and support for seniors experiencing frailty.

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Government of Canada

Benefits finder, social isolation and social innovation toolkit, caregiving, planning for aging in place, age-friendly workspaces, what every older Canadian should know.

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Open Caregiving

Many caregivers benefit from joining a support group, especially early on in their caregiving role. Online support groups allow people to connect and support each other at a distance.The formats include forums, live chat groups, or video calls.

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