Dementia Respite

Hospice Palliative Care at Marianhill


The Marianhill Dementia Respite Unit (McCluskey Centre) recognizes the enormous contribution that caregivers make to the lives of individuals that are cognitively impaired. Our 10-bed home-like unit offers overnight respite for those suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia when a caregiver needs a short term vacation or a break from the daily routine of caregiving.


  • Staff who understand dementia
  • Recreational programs, exercises and socialization designed to stimulate
  • Nursing care 24 hours per day
  • Nutritional snacks and meals
  • Secure and smoke free environment
  • Generously sized private bedrooms with ensuite bathroom
  • Air conditioned accommodations
  • Support and education for caregivers
  • To attain and maintain an optimum quality of life for seniors, their families and caregivers
  • To assist the person with Alzheimer’s Disease and other related dementias to remain living in their own environment
  • To provide caregivers with respite and an opportunity to gain information, education and encouragement to support them in their caregiving role
  • To ensure high quality care for those individuals who temporarily reside in the Unit
  • To assist with referrals to other community services as required
  • To provide support for those with memory loss

Who is Eligible
Seniors living in Renfrew County who:

  • are medically stable coping with memory loss and are able to return to their own home or an alternate living arrangement
  • have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementia

$50/day, billed monthly
ODSP Rate: $38.72/day
Partially funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Referral Sources
  • Family physicians
  • Caregivers
  • Other community agencies

Community Service Manager

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CAREGIVERS in with family or friends in long-term care who are interested in peer support and education. Lead by a dementia care coach and Marianhill staff, in collaboration with the Dementia Society — Ottawa and Renfrew County.

As a group we will co-design themes and topics including effective communications, grief management, resilience and relationships.

To provide extra and empowering support for those who may feel overwhelmed by the need to care for a loved one living with dementia.

Third Thursday of Each Month
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Marianhill Auditorium

To participate, speak with the social worker in your LTC home or call our Clinical Social Worker: 613-633-4317.

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