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Standby team - respite

On September 15, 2020 by Société Alzheimer de la Côte-Nord

Standby team – respite – This specific project in emergency respite was granted to the Société Alzheimer de la Côte-Nord and covers the Haute-Côte-Nord, Manicouagan, Sept Rivières and Minganie RCMs.

What is emergency respite?  This is a flexible and last-minute respite service provided to caregivers. With only 48 hours’ notice, a respite/stimulation attendant will be contacted to provide unplanned respite without which the caregiver could be prevented from receiving a medical service, etc.  Emergency respite includes the following activities: 

  • Medical appointment (physician, chiropractor, optometrist, physiotherapist, massage, x-ray, etc.);
  • Day surgery;
  • Short-term hospitalization that could require seven hours of respite per day;
  • Moving;
  • Return to work required for a period of less than three months;
  • Professional obligation;
  • Death/wedding/birth;
  • Vacation (respite of seven hours per day);
  • Need for a good night’s rest.
  • Injury that prevents them from looking after the care receiver.


For information, please contact the Alzheimer Society at 418-968-4625 (Sept Rivières RCM), CSAD de la Haute-Côte-Nord (Haute-Côte-Nord RCM) at 418-587-6877, Coopérative Aspire-Tout (Manicouagan RCM) at 418-589-2753 and CSAD de Minganie (Minganie RCM) at 418-538-5128.