There are times when you may need more than just a few hours of relief from your care giving responsibilities, particularly if you are highly stressed or at risk of burning out. There are options available where your loved one’s care needs can be taken care of out of the home. Out of home respite care is available through several long-term care homes and assisted living buildings in the Mississauga Halton LHIN. Many homes and buildings have what are called ‘short stay beds’. These beds offer a place where your loved one can stay safely and securely for a few days while you take a break from your care giving responsibilities.
You can relax on your break knowing your loved one’s care needs are being met by highly qualified staff. When considering this option, it is important to remember that your loved one will need to agree to stay in a long-term care home or assisted living building on a short term basis.