Mindful Monday no. 8 – Respite

Calm lake

In August, Jessica Rosenfeld wrote a fantastic post on respite care on the North Shore. Rosenfeld’s post encouraged caregivers to take advantage of respite should they feel they need a break, and included plenty of information about what the experience could look like.

Isabel Mackenzie, the Seniors Advocate for BC, released a report last month detailing what respite care can look like in BC, and advocated for caregivers to take advantage of services. Mackenzie found that although many caregivers are in distress, most are not using respite services. The report is full of helpful information that may ease hesitations that could be preventing caregivers from accessing respite care. The report can be found here. 

Have you accessed respite services? How was the experience? We’d love to hear from you!


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