Respite is the temporary relief from the emotional and physical demands of caring for a friend or relative.
Caregiver relief is the primary purpose of the Vancouver Overnight Respite Program. The program provides your friend or relative with an opportunity to stay with us while you have a short period of rest and relief, so that you can continue to provide good care upon your return.
Check in at 1 p.m. and check out by 11 a.m.
??Please speak to your VCH Case Manager for more information or to make a referral to Vancouver Overnight Respite Program. If you do not have a VCH Case Manager; please contact VCH Central Intake at (604) 263-7377
?Guests must bring their own wheelchair or walker if needed.
?Adults living in Vancouver who are currently being cared for at home
Caregivers in need of some temporary relief from the emotional and physical demands of caring for a friend of relative
Guests assessed by a VCH Case Manager
Guests who are medically stable
Note: Caregivers making travel or vacation plans should consider cancellation insurance or have an alternative plan in the event the guests condition deteriorates or becomes unstable and they are no longer eligible for a respite bed.