Publications, opinions, and speeches

Caledon

R-e-s-p-i-t-e Spells Respect

Published on 31/05/2004

This commentary discusses the need for respite for the millions of Canadians who care at home for elderly, sick or disabled relatives.  The notion of “respite as outcome” encourages a fundamental shift in the way we understand the concept and practice of respite.  Rather than viewing respite simply as a service to caregivers, it should be seen more appropriately as an outcome for caregivers.  This reprieve derives from a number of possible supports delivered within or outside the home.

ISBN – 1-55382-107-6

Summary

This commentary discusses the need for respite for the millions of Canadians who care at home for elderly, sick or disabled relatives.

Topic(s)

Care and caregiving