Information for Referring Sources
Who is eligible for services
Primary informal caregivers exhibiting signs of extreme stress and/or burnout as a result of caring for a loved one with high needs/high acuity.
- Care recipients:
- With non-medical needs who can be effectively supported by qualified staff
- Who score MAPLe 3 (ADL = 5 or 6), MAPLe 4 or 5 from the interRAI-CHA or RAI-HC (or who have an end-of-life designation with interRAI-PC)
- Over the age of 18 years
- Care giving location is with the Mississauga Halton LHIN geographic boundaries
- Both caregiver and care recipient have valid OHIP health cards
Restrictions and Limitations
To help you determine whether or not a Caregiver and/or Care Recipient qualifies for the Caregiver ReCharge Services, please note the following restrictions and limitations:
The Care Recipient:
- Must be agreeable to receive support from the services.
- Services will only be provided in one location.
- Must not demonstrate defensive or protective behaviour (i.e. known to inflict physical harm to caregivers)
- Must have an established care routine prior to assessment of eligibility for the program if recently discharged from hospital
- Cannot live in a long-term care facility, retirement home or any other care facility.
- Must be the primary caregiver, as only one caregiver's needs will be assessed for eligibility into the program
- Can remain present in the home but must be willing to be relieved of their care giving tasks
- Must not be a paid caregiver.
- Are to be used to relieve the stress of the Caregiver, and NOT to be used to supplement services for the Care Recipient
- Do not include transportation/travel outside the home, shopping, or assistance requiring medical expertise.
- Regular usage of services must be maintained over the course of the service plan
- The minimum number of hours are to be used each month, unused hours are not transferable beyond the end of the month.
- Reassessments will be conducted every six months ro re-evaluate eligibility. This ensures that we can provide all caregivers who need relief with an equal opportunity to access the program.