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Respite care in Canada : Soins de relève au Canada

2012

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Other factors contribute to the changing landscape of health care services in Canada: •. the evolution of medical science has added to the complexity of care; •. the closing of hospitals, regional health care centres and health care institutions; •. the upcoming impact of an aging population; and •. a shortage of health human resources, including family physicians, nurses and other health professi [...] Respite services in Canada, emerged in the late 1960s in response to the de-institutionalization movement and was based on the belief that the best place to care for a person with a disability is in the family home and community, rather than in a facility setting. [...] In addition to providing a break from caregiving, respite care services can be designed to: •. meet the therapeutic needs of the care recipient; •. offer opportunities to develop the care recipient’s social, recreational and life skills; •. strengthen families by reducing stress and ultimately improving long-term functioning of both caregivers and care recipients; and •. maintain or enhance the qu [...] The experience of respite will not occur for caregivers if the needs of the care recipient are not met through meaningful and appropriate levels of support and services. [...] Care and support is offered in the family home or the home of the respite worker or volunteer.

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