Respite Supports for Caregivers in Calgary

Residential and community access for Calgary-based caregivers who need daytime, overnight, and at-center respite focused on holistic care for children and adults with complex behavioral designations.

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Accredited by Alberta Council of Disability Services for providing supportive, personalized care to children on the spectrum.

Need ongoing respite care that helps you regain independence for yourself and social inclusion for your child or adult?

Our respite programs are one component of the range of supports you receive. Our priority is to make you feel comfortable, supported, and enabled to take the break you need. Do you have funding and you're ready to organize respite care for your loved one?

How Respite Works for Caregivers in Calgary

Respite services provide caregivers a planned break from primary care duties through in-home, out of home, and at-centre respite services. Caregivers can reduce stress levels and work on commitments beyond the house. On the other hand, the client can avoid institutional placement.

Entrust has a team of trained respite workers, therapists, educators, and healthcare professionals who collaborate with you to develop custom plans to achieve short and long-term goals.

We offer the below respite services in Calgary.

Out-of-Home Respite

Your loved one comes to stay with us for an average of 2-3 days in an Entrust Residential Care Homes. They are treated to individualized creative activities and receive specialized support if needed. You also get 24-hour respite for scheduled overnight or weekend stays.

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Private In-home Respite

One of our respite workers will take over In-home caregiving responsibilities. This program can encompass overnight stays or extend to several days or weeks of support. It’s an optimal solution for those who need specialized care without leaving their familiar surroundings.

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Respite Accommodation Home Stays

Designed for longer stays of 5-10 days, this type of care involves your loved staying with us in one of our Calgary based residential care homes. We have multiple homes with a dedicated amount of beds reserved exclusively for short-term respite care.

This option is ideal for caregivers who need a longer break such as a holiday, and allows your loved ones to gain independence and get used to being away from home while still having all the support they need.

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Entrust Respite Care: Your Family’s Support System

Being a caregiver is hard. Perhaps you’re a sole caregiver who needs a break, or you’re a parent who wants to spend quality time with their other children.

Perhaps you need to get some life admin done, want to stretch yourself in your career more, or just need some space to recover from burnout. Whatever the reason, Entrust will look after your loved one with care, diligence, and compassion.

  • Quick Start Times

    We understand the urgency. With Entrust, expect services to begin within 2 to 8 weeks, tailored to your needs.

  • Specialized Support

    We pair your loved one with specialists who truly meet their needs, ensuring they thrive during their time with us.

  • Transparent Costs & Services

    With us, you'll always know the costs and service levels upfront. No surprises, just clarity.

  • Consistent Routine

    We maintain your loved one's routine, ensuring any changes are communicated with a two-week notice.

  • Respite Accreditation

    Proudly holding the CET Level II accreditation for 8 years with a 100% score, we're committed to top-tier respite care for all ages and needs.

How Caregivers in Calgary Benefit from Respite

Beginning your journey with Entrust starts by filling out our contact form, and we’ll take the first step towards understanding your needs by matching you with the right specialists. To ensure a perfect fit, we offer the option of personalized meetings, either through home visits or orientations at our center. Within just 2-3 months, we’ll have everything in place for you, smoothly transitioning you into our care.

Daytime Supports

Our services enable parents to confidently return to work, knowing their loved ones are in safe hands.

Positive Family Impact

Our interventions have helped keep families together, allowing more quality time with siblings and reducing the need for external family services.

Adaptive Goals and Expectations

From intake through ongoing care, we focus on health, happiness, and skill development, including language skills and eating habits.

Varied Short-term Goals

Catering to immediate needs like basic care, toileting, and learning to tie shoes.

Ambitious Long-term Goals

Aiming for reintegration into regular programs, long-term care with Entrust, independence, community access, and inclusion.

Respite Support Options for Specialized Services

Frequently Asked Questions

Paying for our respite care services is flexible and can be achieved through multiple avenues. Funding options include support from organizations like Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD), Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD), Child and Family Services Authority (CFSA),. Alternatively, if you choose to privately fund the care, we ensure you receive the same high-quality care at competitive rates, providing you with valuable and accessible options for your respite care needs.

To apply for respite care in Alberta, start by checking eligibility for programs like Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) or Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD). Complete the necessary application forms, which typically require detailed information about the individual’s needs. Once approved, you can select a respite care provider such as Entrust Disability Services and work with them to develop a tailored care plan. Regular reviews and adjustments ensure the care plan continues to meet the individual’s evolving needs.

Respite care in Calgary costs vary depending on the type and length of care required for the client: read our full blog on respite care service costs to learn more.

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