Compassionate Respite Care for Aging Comfortably
At CareALot, our team of compassionate staff support aging loved ones through respite care in the GTA, including Scarborough, York, Durham, and Richmond Hill.
You can’t take care of your loved ones if you aren’t taking care of yourself as well. That’s why we offer respite care in the GTA for individuals who are taking on the responsibility of caring for an elderly parent or family member. Our services are available across the GTA, including Scarborough, Pickering, Ajax, York, and Richmond Hill.
Taking care of an aging or disabled parent or family member can be an unexpected responsibility that can put a strain on many individuals. Of course you want to be there for your loved one, but when a loved one needs constant round the clock care, the stress can be overwhelming. It’s not a burden that you should have to shoulder alone, and we’re here to help you.
Our respite care staff will provide companionship, support, and comfort in your loved one’s home, at a retirement facility, or wherever you need us to be. We provide a range of services that can step in when you can’t be there, ensuring that you get time for yourself without worrying about your loved one’s well being.
“To care or those who once cared for us is one of the highest honours.”
Compassionate Companionship and Dedicated Comfort
Our respite services team provides a variety of comfort and care to your loved ones. Some of the services we provide include:
Accompaniment for grocery shopping, errands & activities
Support for appointments
Hospital support stays
Transition support to and from hospitals, home, group homes, retirement living & long-term care facilities
Vacation relief for caregivers
Light cleaning and meal prep
Respite room available
Whether you need short term relief within the home or 24 hours/7 days a week support from our team, we are able to accommodate your needs to ensure you or your loved one has all the care they need to feel comfortable, safe, happy, and peaceful.
The Benefits of Respite Care
We provide a much-needed break for caregivers, giving them the peace of mind that their loved ones are well taken care of while they enjoy a vacation, time off with their family, or general self-care time. When you use respite care to provide support for your loved one, you gain a variety of benefits, including stress relief, reducing exhaustion, and preventing caregiver burnout.
Additionally, respite care services can ensure that there is no interruption to your loved one’s daily schedule or routine while you take some time for yourself. Interruptions to a daily routine in the elderly can lead to feelings of insecurity, lack of sleep, and can have a disrupting impact on those with memory or cognitive issues at any age.
When you choose to use respite care services, the result is a happy, healthy harmony for everyone in the family.
2020 Update: Protecting Your Loved Ones During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound and unforeseen impact on the lives of Canadians and citizens around the world, particularly for the elderly and individuals with pre-existing health conditions. As frontline workers providing essential respite care during this pandemic, we understand how pressing the importance of safety is for families and their loved ones.
To keep our patients, their families, and our staff safe, we have implemented high standards of care and safety measures following the recommendations by Health Canada and other health industry experts. This includes the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), sanitization measures, and staying home if there are any symptoms of illness.
At this time, respite care services can provide a substantial amount of relief, particularly for family members who must undergo mandatory quarantine and cannot care for their loved ones. If you have a loved one who is currently in a long-term care home and you are unable to tend to them due to visiting restrictions, we can step in on your behalf to ensure they are comforted, safe, and have everything they need during this difficult time.
When You Need a Break, Get in Touch With CareALot Respite Services
If you are looking for reliable, trustworthy respite care in the GTA, including Scarborough, Pickering, Ajax, York, and Richmond Hill, get in touch with our team for more information. We are happy to provide you with additional details, go over your loved one’s needs, and tailor services to fit your individual requirements.