Respite Care

Location
Located Within Yarmouth (town)
Where To Find Us
55 Starrs Rd
Yarmouth, NS B5A 2T2
Areas Served Digby County ; Shelburne County ; Yarmouth County
Contact
Website www.von.ca/en/locations/branch.aspx?BranchId=69
E-Mail Suzanne@vontricounty.ns.ca
Phone 902-742-4512 
Contact Suzanne D'Entremont, District Executive Director
Fax 902-742-8962
Description & Services
Information Community Support Services 
 
Adult Day Program 
The Adult Day Program provides a daytime therapeutic activity program for adults affected by progressive memory loss, such as Alzheimer Disease, or other long-term health conditions. Many of the participants are people who are living at home, supported by the care of their families. 
 
The program aims to provide participants with a day out of care, companionship and special activities in a safe, secure setting. At the same time, their family caregivers have a worry-free day to carry on with other responsibilities and to take time for themselves. 
 
In-Home 
Respite care is the break that caregivers get by allowing someone else to temporarily take over some of their caregiving duties. Used on a regular basis, respite care helps prevent caregiver burnout by relieving some of the caregiver's workload and stress. 
 
There is a lot of evidence that many family caregivers need regular, reliable options for respite (getting a break). Respite provides a chance for caregivers to rest and recharge, get their errands done or take a much needed holiday.
Special Information
Tags Recreation Categories ; Seniors ; South Shore Connect ; Support Programs ; Volunteer Opportunity