Sunday, December 15, 2019
Respite - Relief
The Benefits of Respite
Respite gives families or caregivers a break from their regular responsibilities, a chance to re-energize and an opportunity to purse their own interests. Their loved ones in turn gain new experiences through new friendships. For some, it’s a stepping stone to more independent living.

Respite Options Include:

• Family Home Respite
• Out of Home Overnight Respite
• Group Respite- Mens, Ladies, Co-Ed, and Youth weekends
• RespiteServices.com

Family Home Respite
Individuals are carefully matched with Family Home Respite Providers. They are then invited to visit on a periodic basis, usually one weekend each month


Out of Home Overnight Respite
Families with a child under the age of 18 who have complex care needs can apply for self directed funding. Limited funds are approved annually for families who meet the criteria of the program. This will allow families to purchase their own respite.

Group Respite
This respite option is available to individuals who are interested in experiencing respite stays in a small group. Monthly respite is mapped out for the year where Community Living Kingston and District staff provide 24 hour support.   


Respiteservices.com is a web site designed to help make the search for respite and support options easier. The website includes a data bank of support workers you may hire using your own funding from the following sources:  Passport, SSAH, ACSD and/or personal funds. The site also includes listings of community programs, services, events, training, funding sources, links and resources.

For inquires about becoming a Full-Time or Respite Provider, contact Eleonor Egidio at  eleonor.egidio@clkingston.ca or 613 546 6613 ext 284.

Interested in learning more about the Family Home Program, contact Mary Ann Maxwell at maryann.maxwell@clkingston.ca or 613 546-6613 ext 234

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