Respite Care

Respite Care

Find the Support You Need

Many seniors and older adults are able to stay at home and in their communities thanks to the support of family and friend caregivers. However, being a caregiver requires a lot of energy and dedication. Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, a caregiver requires a break from their caregiving role for a short period of time.

Respite Care is available at Saint Luke’s and other select personal care homes and long-term care sites throughout the region.  Respite Care allows a loved one to stay in a long-term care facility for a short period of time – up to a maximum of 30 days per year.  Respite care may be requested in a 30-day block or in series of shorter blocks.

Booking requests for respite care are accepted up to one year in advance, on a first-come, first-serve basis. If the time requested is not available, you will be placed on a waitlist and offered space if a cancellation occurs.

Applying for Respite Care

Admission for respite care services is coordinated by Eastern Health’s office of placement services. The community health nurse or social worker assisting you with a respite application can provide information on service locations, availability and rates.