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Respite Care in Alberta

We understand how physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding the constant care of a loved one with special needs can be. You are not alone. 

There When You Need Us

Entrust is a leader in disability respite services within the central and southern Alberta region, providing innovative, best-practice care to our clients. We develop unique, personalized care plans so that we can provide complete, effective care to your loved one.

Our priority is to make you feel comfortable, supported, and enabled to take the break you need. 

Personalized Respite Care

It’s the little details that make a difference. We take the time to get to know our respite clients and create custom Respite Care Plans and Client Summary Sheets that take into account their support needs, interests, likes and dislikes, and daily routines.

Our Clients

We work with children, youth and adults who have complex needs. Our philosophy is to always be there, to provide support and care when it's needed the most. With our team's experience and specializations, you will get the support and relief you need, without barriers.

Respite to Recharge

Providing 24/7 care to a loved one is tolling, especially if you are struggling to be the best version of yourself. For anyone raising a child with special needs or in a caregiver role, self-care and recharge time must be prioritized.

Being a caregiver is part of your identity, but it doesn't need to be your entire identity; respite services can help you achieve balance.

Benefits of Respite Care


Person with Complex Needs

Reduced chronic stress

Improved social skills and independence 

Improved work-life balance

Decrease risk for institutional placement

Increased life satisfaction

Positive and meaningful care

Prevent burnout

Continuity of care

Better mental health and peace of mind


Available Services

Our respite care programs are flexible and provide you with exactly the kind of support you need, when you need it.

Your family will be matched with a qualified Entrust team member, giving you the relief and confidence you need.

Our team is proud to provide:

  • Community Support
  • In-Home 
  • At-Centre/ On-Site Respite
  • Planned Community Activities
  • Short Term Accommodation (short respite stays/weekends)
  • Respite Accommodation Home Stays (24-hour, out-of-home, and longer stays)
  • Emergency Respite
  • Transitional Care
  • Private Support at Home

Costs and Coverage

All the above services can be offered at a cost to individuals, not specifically receiving formal service or funding from other sources: PDD, FSCD, CFSA, Edmonton Public Schools.

Families are responsible for paying 100% of the cost if they do not receive allocated respite dollars from a Provincial Provider or a Financial Sponsor. Entrust rates are reasonable and competitive and our services are targeted to meet individual need.

Respite costs can be claimed on income tax under medical expenses if a family member or guardian has paid out of pocket for for attendant care or care in a facility. Check with your local or regional tax professional to find out more on eligible medical or attendance care expenses!


Our process is simple. We do everything we can as a team to remove the barriers you may have in receiving the support you need. Our intake process is streamlined and includes thorough consultation with your family and review of your loved ones medical records. We want to get to know you and what your needs are so that we can provide the kind of support you need, when you need it.

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