Respite Care

Respite Care

Respite is a short period of rest and relief for caregivers. Caregivers are usually a family member, friend or spouse/partner and respite gives caregivers a much-needed break to join in community activities, rest and renew their energy.

We provide respite through services in your home, such as home support.

We also offer respite in the community through Adult Day Services, the Piercy Respite Hotel, or in a residential care facility on a short-term basis.

Cost

The amount you pay depends on the type of respite you need. Ask your case manager for more information about costs for the service you are considering.

For more information, please read about contact an Island Health Community Health Services office near you.

Resources for Clients and Caregivers

Long-Term Care Respite Program Brochure 
Piercy Respite Hotel Brochure
Respite Care Site Info for Clients and Families - Central Island
Respite Care Site Info for Clients and Families - North Island
Respite Care Site Info for Clients and Families - South Island

General Information on Respite Care

Referral Required?
Not required

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