Respite services give primary caregivers a temporary break from the routine of providing care to a family member with a disability. These services can be provided in different ways. Some people receive funding to choose and pay for their own respite support. Other people choose to use a respite program where the person with a disability can stay for a short period of time.
Your Developmental Services Ontario agency can tell you more about respite services in your community. You can now apply for direct funding for caregiver respite through the application process. You can also find information on different respite programs available near you by visiting www.respiteservices.com, or find a respite worker using the website’s “CHAP Worker Bank.”