Caregiver Relief/Respite Care

Looking after a sick loved one is a full-time role for family caregivers. And it’s okay to ask for help or take a welcome break now and again. In fact, it may be essential to your own health.

Nurse Next Door’s respite programs give you and other family members space away from your caregiving duties to relax, recharge, and come back to the person you care for with more energy and renewed focus. Our respite services are designed to support your wellbeing and strengthen the bond with your loved one when you get back.

Whether you need a few hours or a few weeks away, we’re here to provide the in home respite care your loved one needs. Talk to us about respite care services today.

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Are you a family caregiver who needs a break from caring for your loved one?

Did you know that family caregivers and unpaid carers are twice as likely to experience stress than professional caregivers?

Juggling family caregiving with other responsibilities like a full-time job or caring for children and other family members can have an emotional and physical cost you’ll eventually have to pay. As a family caregiver, sometimes it’s important to take a step back and ensure your own needs are being met. If you’re struggling to find time for yourself while caring for a loved one with health problems, respite care can help.

Respite care providers you can trust

Our respite care services provide you and other families with a much-needed break right when you need it most. We go the extra mile to find the perfect caregiver match to ensure both you and the person you care for are supported. From basic personal care requirements to more specialized care solutions, our trained staff and respite care providers are fully vetted and qualified to support a range of in home care services for your loved one.

Types of respite care can vary. Your respite care provider can assist your loved one with many forms of care from household chores, medical support, companionship care, transportation needs, and more.

Nurse Next Door respite care philosophy
We believe Happier Aging should include more than basic respite care. Our caregivers can bring your loved one or family member back into the community, allow them to meet up with friends, and provide assistance with their favourite hobbies, faith based services, and planned activities.

Respite services that fit your schedule

A short break can help you make it through the long haul ahead of you. This is why our caregiver respite care services are tailored to each individual and family situation to ensure you get the necessary relief and support you need at exactly the right time.

Before deciding on the respite services you and your family might need, our care manager will sit down and speak with you to discuss care service options. Do you need a few hours off twice a week? 24 hours away from the house? Or perhaps a regular weekly night out with your partner or friends? Nurse Next Door provides short-term hourly care and can offer overnight stays whenever your loved one needs it.

Once you’ve decided when your loved one will receive care, we can work with you to design a respite care program that supports their lifestyle. What do they need most at this moment? Companionship and meal preparation? Or maybe some light housekeeping and personal care? We’ll discuss every detail with you and create a plan that meets the needs of your loved one and gives you a welcome break.

Nurse Next Door Services

Companionship

Isolation often leads to depression in the elderly. Our caregivers, skilled in senior living assistance, provide social interaction for overall well-being and in-home nursing care.

Meal Preparation

A nutritious diet comes with many health benefits. Our caregivers love to prepare delicious meals, including specific ethnic dishes if requested.

Homemaking

We offer light housekeeping services to help our clients with daily activities. This way, seniors can stay at home in a safe and clean environment.

In-Home Care Nursing

For optimal health, our Registered Nurses and Licensed/Registered Practical Nurses help prevent illness and increase comfort at home.

Personal Care

From bathing to shaving, we design personal in-home senior care to support day-to-day independence.

Caregiver Relief / Respite Care

It takes time and energy to care for a loved one. Respite care offers temporary relief so you can recharge and enjoy time with Mom or Dad.

End-of-Life Care

Everyone deserves comfort, quality of life, and respect for personal treatment decisions and cultural or spiritual concerns. We provide support--and family support--at home or in a care facility.

Transportation / Accompaniment

Without reliable transportation, it can be tough to get to appointments and activities. Let us arrange for transportation and accompaniment with a friendly and attentive caregiver.

Around-the-Clock Care

Whether it’s 3 in the afternoon, or 3 in the middle of the night, we support clients who need care any time. Services can be scheduled daily, weekly, or monthly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I use Nurse Next Door instead of hiring a private caregiver?
Finding the right kind of senior home care can be difficult but at Nurse Next Door we make sure you know exactly what you will be receiving with our services. Here are some of the questions you should consider prior to making that decision:

What kind of background and screening checks can you do on your own for a caregiver?

All Nurse Next Door Caregivers are carefully screened with criminal background checks and vulnerable sector checks. We confirm our Caregivers’ educational credentials and verify upon hire and annually, that every nurse is registered and in good standing with their respective College of Nurses. If you hire a caregiver privately, you will need to perform background checks and screening yourself.

If my caregiver is unavailable, who will fill in?

At Nurse Next Door, we ensure there is a replacement when one of our Caregivers becomes unavailable. We believe in continuity of care and will contact you to inform you of a Caregiver change. If you hire a caregiver privately, it may be difficult to find a replacement caregiver depending on how much notice is given.

Will I have the same Caregiver or Nurse all the time?
At Nurse Next Door, we strive for consistency of care and provide regularly assigned Caregivers. Our goal is to find the perfect match between our clients and Caregivers based on their needs, hobbies, and interests. Caregiver consistency is essential to building strong relationships, and delivering on our philosophy of Happier Aging®.
Are your home care services only for seniors?
No, we provide home health care services to the entire age spectrum – from newborn babies to seniors. While our specialty is in providing Happier Aging® experiences to seniors, we can also provide assistance with special needs care for children and adults with disabilities, as well as post-operative care, health checks, and other services for any age.
Can I just try our Nurse Next Door or do I have to sign a long-term contract?
You are not locked into a long-term contract. You may cancel care from us at anytime — we just need a minimum of 24 hours notice to cancel services without any cost.

To try out Nurse Next Door, just contact us to book a complimentary, no-obligation Caring Consult™. We believe in making things easy for you. One of our Care Designers will visit your home to assess your needs and design a care plan with you, which will including frequency and duration of care.

What if I need to speak to someone after business hours?

Our Care Services Center is open around the clock – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can call at any time and one of our Care Services Specialists will be happy to assist you.

How much does Nurse Next Door cost?
Nurse Next Door’s services vary in price depending on the level of care required, and the Nurse Next Door Care Team that services your area. To get a better idea of price in your area, speak to one of our Care Services Specialists — we’re open any time 24/7.

We also offer a complimentary Caring Consult™, where one of our Care Designers will help you determine the amount of care you may require. We’ll work with you to balance your budget and needs to find a home care option for you.