How do I apply?

We welcome referrals from a variety of referring sources including hospitals, community partners, healthcare professionals as well as self or family referrals. Our Central Registry team is available to help you with questions you may have about the OSCR Short Stay Respite program and making a referral.

Download a printable referral form and fax/email it to us

Phone: 905-281-4443





Please click here to download a copy of our OSCR Short Stay Respite information sheet.


OSCR Short Stay Respite

Temporary short stays out-of-home

Out-of-home (short stay) respite makes it possible for you to get some caregiver relief overnight, for a few days or even for a couple of weeks while your loved one is well taken care of in a short stay bed or room in a long-term care home, retirement home, or other community-based location.

What services are available?

In general, your loved one will have access to the following services:

  • Personal hygiene (e.g. bathing, toileting, dressing/undressing, brushing teeth)
  • Medical reminders and management
  • Three (3) daily nutritious meals

During their stay, your loved one will also have access to the same services and activities that the residents enjoy.

Who is eligible for services?

Your love one may be considered if he/she lives in Mississauga, Halton or south Etobicoke and is:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Medically stable
  • Covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)
  • In need of help with activities of daily living
  • In need of regular on-site supervision or monitoring
For more information, please visit the Caregiver Respite Program website at

The Caregiver Respite Program connects caregivers, or service providers seeking to support caregivers, with the respite services and resources they need to help them be at their best as caregivers so that they can keep their loved ones at home as long as possible.