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Respite Care

Located In Yarmouth (town)
Where To Find Us
55 Starrs Rd
Yarmouth, NS B5A 2T2
Areas Served Digby County ; Shelburne County ; Yarmouth County
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. 
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