Respite Care

This is the break that caregivers get by allowing someone else to temporarily take over some of their caregiving duties.

Respite service (short term stay) is arranged through Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) Home & Community Care.

If you have questions about access to Respite or to confirm your dates, please contact your Long Term Care Case Worker. If you do not currently have a VIHA Long Term Care Case Manager, you can get more information by phoning the Vancouver Island Health Authority — 250-951-9550.

Used on a regular basis, Respite Care helps prevent caregiver burnout, by relieving some of the caregiver’s workload and stress.

Respite Care Information Sheet