Niagara (Region of). Community Services Department

Site: Thorold

Service: Respite Companion Services

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-980-6000 ext 3851
Toll Free Phone 1-877-212-3922
Primary Contact Naomi O'Brien; Email:
Primary Executive Carol Rudel, Manager, Seniors Community Programs
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community Thorold
Address & Map
Campbell East
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way
Thorold, ON L2V 4T7
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Intersection Sir Isaac Brock Way and Merrittville Hwy
Mailing Address c/o Seniors Community Programs 
Box 344 
Thorold, ON L2V 3Z3
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) This service provides a quality in-home respite service to individuals with Alzheimer disease or progressive age-related dementia. Trained respite companions provide meaningful activities tailored the client's needs and interests, in the client's home. 
The program aims to provide: 
* Activities that bring enjoyment, purpose and meaning to the client's life 
* Socialization and interaction to maintain function and reduce risk of depression and loneliness 
* Companionship to increase client safety and provide reassurance 
* Respite for caregivers 
Respite Companions may provide the individual with: 
* Help with meaningful activities such as walks, hobbies, socializing or other activities according to his/her ability, need and desire to participate 
* Prompts for medication may be provided according to program policy 
* Interaction that helps maintain functioning and enhances self-esteem which may decrease feelings of depression or loneliness 
Respite Companions will not: 
* Provide personal care such as toileting, transferring, feeding or bathing 
* Drive clients in their vehicle, perform banking or other financial transactions 
* Clean the client's home, do laundry or shop unless it's a shared activity with the client
Hours Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Respite Mon-Sun by appointment (choose preferred days and times to a max of 20 hours/wk; minimum length of visit is 3 hours)
Eligibility Ages: 55 year(s) and up 
Required for this program: 
* A diagnosis of alzheimer's or progressive dementia  
* Valid OHIP card and resident of the Niagara Region 
* Independant with toileting 
* Do not require physical assistance with transfers or lifts 
* Able to take medication independantly (queuing or prompting permitted) 
* Client should not have been deemed eligible for long term care by the HNHB Local Health Integration Network (HNHB LHIN) – Home and Community Care
Application Call for information
Languages English
Fees Service ; An hourly rate of $6.50 is applied to this service. Participants may be eligible for a reduced rate based on income. Ask for details when applying.
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Service Categories Respite Care ~ Alzheimer's Disease ; Respite Care ~ Dementia

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