Respite care at homeThe person you care for can get services at home in your absence.
A personal care worker or health care professional (e.g. nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist) will provide the following services: personal support (e.g. oral care, bathing, dressing, assistance with medications, mobility)homemaking (e.g. cleaning, laundry, preparing meals)professional (e.g. nursing, physiotherapy)
The number of hours you can receive for respite care at home varies by service and your unique situation.
Your Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) will perform an assessment to determine whether you are eligible for respite care provided through home care. The LHIN can also refer you to other respite options in the community. Call the LHIN central office at 310-2222 from anywhere in Ontario (no area code or 1-800 needed).
This information was provided by the Ontario Seniors' Secretariat How Nursing & Homemakers Inc. can help