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
- Family physicians
- Other community agencies
Community Service Manager
DEMENTIA CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
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
To participate, speak with the social worker in your LTC home or call our Clinical Social Worker: 613-633-4317.