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
Additional respite services to consider:
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.
Bayshore Home Health
Provides a variety of personal, medical, and dementia care services at home, including companionship and respite care.
262 Queen St E., Suite 200, Sault Ste. Marie
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.
1601 C Line Rd, Richards Landing
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.
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.
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.
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.