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Date updated: November 15, 2022

Respite Services

Sometimes, the responsibility for caregiving is left to one person. That person is referred to as the ‘primary’ caregiver.
Caregiving can be very stressful and exhausting. If caregivers receive no help or relief, their own health may suffer. This may result in the person needing care having to leave his or her home to live in a personal care home or another facility.

Respite care can provide temporary relief for caregivers so that they have time for themselves, for rest and relaxation, or to spend time with other family members.
Respite care may be provided at the person’s home for a few hours a week, or it may be a planned short-term stay in a facility, such as a Long term Care Facility (Nursing Home) or Personal Care Home.  Respite care may be provided alone or along with other home support services.

For information about what is available in specific communities and to connect with a social worker, contact your local Regional Health Authority (Health and Community Services) office:

Community Supports and Residential Services Program (Central Health): 1-833-210-8491

Community Supports Program (Eastern Health)

Community Supports Program (Labrador-Grenfell Health): 1-833-284-4751

Community Supports Program (Western Health): 709-634-5551

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