When Margit Bennet’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 Bennett, Caregiver
Supports for Daily Living is an innovative regional service for high risk seniors with complex needs. We make it possible for seniors to continue living in their own homes by providing 24/7 access to frequent, urgent and intense onsite personal support to help with the essential activities of daily living. Services are delivered to seniors in their homes by eight (8) designated service providers that meet approved standards for the delivery of high quality Supports for Daily Living services within the communities of Mississauga, Oakville, southwest Etobicoke and parts of Milton.
Service providers approved by the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (MH LHIN) carry the Supports for Daily Living Approved Service Provider seal of approval.