Service Information
Sunnyside Community Alzheimer Program Overnight Stay Respite - Kitchener
Region of Waterloo Community Services Division
Category: Overnight Stay Respite
7 & 14 night stay options (Wed-Wed); waitlist 6-8 months from Caredove appt.
Service Details
Description:

The Overnight Stay Program is a service integrated into the Community Alzheimer Program offering planned, short stay respite for persons living with memory loss.



Stays are 7 or 14 days in length only (scheduled Wednesday to Wednesday).



Urgent overnight stays cannot be accommodated. Currently, ONS is scheduling stays 6-8 months after Caredove appointments.



Due to the high volume of referrals, earlier Caredove appointment requests cannot be accommodated.



Please contact Home and Community Care Support Services for more information on how to apply (519-748-2222) or for more information on the program offerings, please contact Kelly Sproule at 519-893-8494 ext 6307.



See eligibility criteria for details regarding the program's operations and infection control measures related to COVID-19.


Languages: English
Meal Options:
Cultural Cuisine Adaptability
Food Allergy Adaptability
Ingredient Listings Available
Cost to Client:
$42.28/night (effective July 1, 2023)
Eligibility Criteria
Criteria:
  • Able to integrate into the day program activities during the day (i.e. can only return to their bedroom at night)
  • Physically and behaviourally stable, and does not require 1:1 ongoing support from staff.
  • Able to transfer and receive care with a maximum one-person assist; does not require a mechanical lift.
  • Participant is willing to have their medications provided by the ONS contracted pharmacy and agree to their dispensing fees. Participants do not bring in their own medications, vitamins, etc.
  • Able to provide an emergency contact who is available to pick the participant up from ONS within 45-minutes of a call, if the need arises (ie: guest becomes ill during stay or cannot be safely supported in ONS environment).
  • Able to follow all covid-19 protocols in place, including donning a mask when required and passing COVID-19 wellness checks.
  • Aware that Sunnyside is a non-smoking campus; program cannot support guests who smoke.
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