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Respite Options

Below you will find a list of respite options for families residing in Simcoe County.  For information about these services you must contact the service provider directly. Please note that some options may have a waiting list. 

Please be advised that the following options, whether a private business or a government licenced and funded facility, are not endorsed by, Catulpa Community Support Services or Empower Simcoe. 

The user (parents/guardians and other supports) acknowledges that, while Catulpa Community Support Services & Empower Simcoe may have provided information with respect to services and supports available in the community, the final decisions with respect to the manner in which services and supports are to be provided as well as decisions to hire, contract with or engage any persons, agencies or companies or other entities to provide said services and supports have been made by the Service user (parents/guardians and other supports).

For further assistance regarding and the database you may contact Angie Bridekirk, Respite/CHAP Coordinator at Catulpa Community Support Services or Carolyn Harris Respite/CHAP Coordinator at Empower Simcoe.

Program Title : RecRespite
Program Time : TBD
Program Runs from : Year round business with respite to meet your needs
Program Length :
Program Cost : See Website
Admission Criteria : call for details
Activities : Maximizing the quality of their lives through meaningful and supportive respite solutions, beyond companionship services and aid in the continuum of care is what we strive to do.

Therapeutic recreation programming has proven the ability to:
•Decrease the rapid onset of disease or ailment
•Value individuals’ contributions, self worth and role
•Increase independence for making choices
•Enhance memory skills
•Prevent social isolation
•Develop and maintain social skills

Our service can be provided in any environment in which our clients reside, including (but not limited to): retirement homes, long term care, supportive house, assisted living or home residence.

Program designs are individual to each clients needs, thus our program techniques, goals and objectives will vary. Some of our designs may include one or multiple variations of these goals including both mental and physical well being:
•Individualized exercise programs to support range of motion, flexibility, strength and promote better circulation and overall well being
•Community leisure and learn programs in a small group setting that offers the maintenance of skills and obtaining new skills and interests, RecreACTIVE
•Dementia specific programming to help redirect challenging behaviors such as agitation and aggression, boredom and lack of stimulation
Comments :
Disability / Special Needs : Autism/PDD, Challenging Behaviours, Developmental Disability, Dual Diagnosis, Medically Complex, Mental Health, Physical Disability, Seizures
Individual(s) Served : Male and Female
Type of Respite : One-on-One
Age Category : 0-5 Preschool, 6-12 School Aged, 13-17 Adolescent, 18-21 Young Adult, 22-30 Adult, 31-50 Adult and 50+ Seniors
Agency : Recreational Respite
Agency Contact : Amy MacFarlane
Phone : 877 855 7070
Fax :
Email Address :
Option offered at : All of Simcoe, Simcoe, ON
Nearest Intersection :
Regions : Orillia and Area, Alliston and Area, Bradford and Area, Midland and Area, Collingwood and Area and Barrie and Area
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