Written by Blow Me Down Retirement Centre

Now Offering Short Term Respite care

Respite care provides caregivers a temporary rest from caregiving, while your loved one continues to receive care in a safe environment. Using respite services can support and strengthen your ability to be a caregiver.

Being a primary caregiver can sometimes seem overwhelming – don’t be afraid to seek help or advice! Taking care of yourself,  is just as important as taking care of your loved one.

Respite Care is the break that caregivers get by allowing someone else to temporarily take over some of their care giving duties. Used on a regular basis, Respite Care helps prevent caregiver burnout, by relieving some of the caregiver’s workload and stress. If you or your loved one has recently been hospitalized and required supervised care while recovering, Respite/Convalescent program that is tailored for a supervised shot term recovery stay. Our trained home operator will develop a care plan based on your needs and supervise the personal care services that are required. These services can include assistance with bathing, dress, grooming, medication management and assistance of activities with daily living.

Blow Me Down Retirement Centre also offers vacation and caregiver relief to ensure peace of mind when planning your next vacation. You can relax with the knowledge that they well be cared for in a safe and secure environment while you are away. If you are the primary care giver we understand that you may need a break from everyday stresses. Please contact our home operator at 681-2288 or your local community/public health nurse for more information on how to apply