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Short-Stay Respite Program

The Respite Program provides a period of relief for people who are responsible for the ongoing care of an adult or senior. Individuals may require a break or assistance to meet a loved ones ongoing care needs. Some individuals may need aditional assistance as they recover following an illness or surgery.  The program is intended to give the caregiver an opportunity for a break in their care routine to re-energize, in order to resume their role.


Respite care can be accessed for up to 90 days per year, for short periods of time such as a weekend, or for longer periods, such as one month. There is a daily fee for the Respite Program.

Respite is offerred in each of the County of Elgin three long-term care homes, Bobier Villa, Elgin Manor and Terrace Lodge.

All individuals interested in accessing this program must apply through the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC).

Elgin / St. Thomas CCAC office 519 631-9907 toll free 1800 563-3098