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Niagara (Region of). Community Services Department

Site: Thorold

Service: Respite Companion Services

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-984-2621
Toll Free Phone 1-877-212-3922
Fax 905-984-6409
Website www.niagararegion.ca/living/seniors/programs/respite.aspx
Primary Contact Respite Program Manager; Phone: 905-980-6000 ext 3852
Alternate Contact Administrator, Seniors Community Programs; Phone: 905-980-6000 ext 3850
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community Thorold
Address & Map
Campbell East
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way
Thorold, ON L2V 4T7
 
View Google Map
Intersection Sir Isaac Brock Way and Merrittville Hwy
Mailing Address c/o Seniors Community Programs 
Box 344 
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way 
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, maintaining 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 are not able to: 
* 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: 60 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 
* Independent with toileting 
* Do not require physical assistance with transfers or lifts 
* Able to take medication independently (queuing or prompting permitted) 
* Client should not have been deemed eligible for crisis placement in long term care by Home and Community Care (formerly CCAC)
Application Call intake line at 905-984-2621 or Toll Free 1-877-212-3922 for information
Languages English - Reception, Website, Programs, Publications
Fees Service - $6.50/hr ; 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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