Provides time off from caregiving duties while someone else cares for your family or friend.
Respite care provides caregivers with a short period of rest and relief from the emotional and physical demands of caregiving duties while someone else cares for your family or friend.
Respite care is one of the many Home Health services we offer.
What services are offered?
We provide respite services on a short-term basis in a long term home or other community care setting.
You can access this service through your Home Health care provider. Learn more about accessing this service.
To receive Home Health services you must:
- Be a resident of British Columbia
- Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status (Landed immigrant or on a Minister’s permit approved by the Ministry of Health Services)
Respite services costs are based on an annual set rate. Learn about the current rate through your Home Health care provider.
- HealthLink BC: Caregiver respite/relief
Information about respite benefits available to caregivers in BC.
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