Client Stories

When Margit’s partner, Tom, was diagnosed with dementia in 2011, the 92-year-old became his 24-hour caregiver, a road she’d travelled previously during her first husband’s illness before he passed away in 2003. But as Tom’s dementia progressed and he started to wander, the programs she’d previously accessed for caregiver relief were no longer able to support Tom’s needs.

“It was a blessing when I was connected with Caregiver Recharge service,” says Margit, an active senior who still drives and is adjusting to life on her own after Tom recently moved into a retirement home. “My daughter lives in Belleville, and having access to this program made it possible for me to visit her on weekends once a month while staff took care of Tom in our home.”- Margit, Caregiver

Information for Clients/Families

Who is eligible for services

Supports for Daily Living is designed to support high risk seniors, aged 65+, who have complex needs, but who are medically stable. These services are currently available to individuals who:

  • Live in their own private home, or within a residential setting such as an apartment building or senior citizens’ residence
  • Demonstrate a need for daily access to personal support services throughout a 24 hour period (with or without homemaking services)
  • Are able to direct their own care or have a substitute decision maker or a live-in caregiver to direct care
  • Are able to communicate their needs (with or without aides)
  • Pose no risk to themselves or others.

Cost for services

Supports for Daily Living services are funded by the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (MH LHIN). There is no cost to eligible seniors for the service.