Respite Care Mississauga

Various care services offer families reprieve from caregiving

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Respite care for seniors in Mississauga helps families cope with caregiving over the long term. There are a variety of options for families, including home care services, adult day programs and short term stays in a retirement home. For Mississauga and Brampton families dealing with dementia (notably Alzheimer's Disease), respite care is a helpful service from a variety of Peel Region health care options, backed by government subsidies available through the Local Health Integration Network.

Respite care can be provided for periods of anywhere from 24 hours, up to 60 days at a time. If you qualify, you can use up to 90 days per year of subsidized respite care, to have a reprieve from caregiving, or even a vacation. Taking a break can help make families better caregivers over the long run, when caring for a senior who may have long term care needs. 

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Credit River

Credit River

175 Rutledge Rd., Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 0X7
Credit River is a 6-storey condo style residence, with an array of well-appointed suite styles to choose from and our highly-skilled health care professionals are available around the clock if you need them.
Port Credit Residences

Port Credit Residences

33 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 3G8
Port Credit Residence situated in the Mississauga area offers seniors a luxurious resort-inspired lifestyle. Enjoy an oversized pool, wellness centre, onsite physiotherapy, a movie theatre, library, spa/salon and more!
Evergreen Retirement Community

Evergreen Retirement Community

820 Scollard Court, Mississauga, Ontario, L5V 0A1
Stylish Mississauga retirement home offering independent, full-service and assisted living lifestyles, featuring a hair salon, onsite bistro and much more.
The Shores of Port Credit

The Shores of Port Credit

280 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga, Ontario, L5H 0A5
The Shores is designed for vibrant living with the highest quality of personal care. Amenities include pool, fitness & exercise club, restaurant, bistro & cafe, a golf simulator lounge & wine cellar.
The Village of Erin Meadows

The Village of Erin Meadows

2930 Erin Centre Boulevard, Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 7M4
Mississauga's unique continuum of care concept featuring Independent Living Suites, Retirement Apartments, Full Service Suites with walk out patios, Assisted Care, Memory Care and Long Term Care.
Parkland on the Glen

Parkland on the Glen

1665 The Collegeway, Mississauga, Ontario, L5L 0A9
Parkland is located at Mississauga and The Collegeway next to the Glenerin Inn. We are surrounded by beautiful green space. For the past 6 years we've been awarded one of the top 3 Retirement Communities in Mississauga.
Sifton - Erinview

Sifton - Erinview

2630 Fifth Line west, Mississauga, Ontario, L5K 0A8
Located in the heart of Mississauga, Erinview offers an atmosphere of worry-free, comfortable living with personalized support in the presence of good friends.
Bramalea Retirement Residence

Bramalea Retirement Residence

30 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton, Ontario, L6T 4G3
Enjoy the luxury of a new community with the conveniences of home, including 3 freshly prepared meals, medication management, 24 hour supervision and a variety of activities.
V!VA Mississauga

V!VA Mississauga

5575 Bonnie Street, Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 0N8
Mississauga's premier all-inclusive rental retirement community. Enjoy bright, spacious suites, modern amenities, delicious dining, and a Team devoted to Making Today Great! for you and your family! Book your tour today!


400 Ray Lawson Blvd., Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 4G4
Southbrook is all about choices - We celebrate independence in senior living but, are always here to provide assistance when you need it. Southbrook - come be a part of our community, our family and meet new friends!

Mississauga respite care types, and advantages of each

You should be encouraged to seek respite care services as early as you need them and as often as they are available to you. For families facing a diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease or related long term degenerative disorders, you have to consider the value of taking care of yourself along the way.

Home care services in Mississauga and the GTA are an ideal way to spell off caregiving. These can be subsidized with the help of the CCAC; as such, families can reduce the burden of caregiving at a relatively low cost. Families who find these services advantageous might also budget money to pay for home care services on their own.  If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, respite care at home can be very helpful during the disease's early stages.  Studies have shown, for example, that relief from ADL care, especially, can help you feel more positive about caregiving over time.1

Adult day programs are closely ancillary to home care, sometimes provided by the same company. These are another boon to caregiving and to seniors. Programs might include physical, mental and social exercises that "get the blood moving," certainly, but can also help alleviate some of the negative effects of Alzheimer's, including memory loss and depression. The social aspect of these programs can not be underestimated, either. When your beloved senior gets out and interacts with others his or her own age, they feel better. At some point, they will begin to look forward to participating. 

Retirement homes (as listed above) are an excellent resource for respite care, also. Many seniors care homes in the Peel Halton Region offer short terms care stays as part of their services, as long as they have a bed available. Your senior loved one can move into this home and be cared for around the clock. Care facilities are situated to offer optimal care, including trained staff, design for aging (and sometimes dementia), and other specialization. 

This has an added benefit in that you and your loved one can learn about the retirement home, getting a glimpse of what life is like in these retirement residences. This can help you preview seniors' care in your area, so you can learn which homes suit you best. From their perspective, homes can learn about your loved one's specific needs and preferences. 

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Numerous Mississauga memory care homes have specialized facilities that can provide your loved one with professional memory care that includes the following:

  • Facilities design for superior safety, ranging from accessibility features to hallways that may be colour-coded and/or otherwise designed to limit disorientation associated with some dementias.
  • Nursing staff that is professionally trained in strategies and practices of gerontology and elder care.
  • Therapies and facility features that help treat symptoms of dementia and alleviate some effects of Alzheimer's Disease. These are widely varied from one residence to the next but some examples are the availability of light therapy, programs like Java Music, and other variations.  See a list of therapies offered in Alzheimer's care wards.

Mississauga, Brampton and Peel-Halton families are fortunate to live in a progressive-minded city close to many world-class health care facilities. Help in the area includes cutting-edge healthcare research in downtown Toronto, progressive-minded, up-to-date care homes that facilitate the latest updates in elder care and dementia care, and a great variety of local services that can provide respite stays of varying kinds, to help families provide superior long term care for senior family members. 

Sources and Resources

1Hilgeman et al. "Positive Aspects of Caregiving." Psychol Aging. 2007 Jun; 22(2): 361–371

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