Caring for and finding appropriate supports for your loved one is in many ways a full time job. At times it is emotional, stressful, and even lonely.  But, have you ever taken the time to find support for yourself.  As a critical component in community supports for the elderly, you are not invisible.

First and foremost you need to read the Caregiver Community Services Guide produced by the Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre.  There is no need for us to recreate the wheel when this partner agency of the Seniors Advisory Committee produced such a wonderful and comprehensive document.

Also visit:

Canadian Caregiver Coalition an advocacy and resource support group for caregivers

Family Service Kent’s Care Giver Support Program 519.354.6221 x233 for counselling and support groups.

With the growing number of seniors being cared for by family members, Respite Care is a valuable service.

When looking after a love one, respite care provides a period of relief that is much needed for the well-being of the caregiver(s) and provides excellent social opportunities for clients.

Chatham Kent offers a number of services providing respite care (for short term stays) and senior adult day programs.

Alzheimer’s Society of Chatham Kent 

36 Memory Lane
Chatham Ontario
N7L 5M8

Chatham-Kent’s Respite Services

Chatham Ontario

Community Living Chatham-Kent 

650 Riverview Drive
Chatham Ontario
N7M 5L3
519.352.1174 ext.225

Community Living Wallaceburg

1100 Dufferin Avenue
Wallaceburg Ontario
N8A 2W1

Eden Villa

190 Stanley Avenue
Chatham Ontario
N7M 3J9

Hudson Manor 

36 Lawson Street
Tilbury Ontario
N0P 2L0

Maple City Residence

97 McFarlane
Chatham Ontario

The Meadows of Wheatley

21205 Pier Road
Wheatley Ontario
N0P 2P0

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

PO Box 365
Chatham Ontario
N7M 5K5

New Beginnings Clubhouse

9 Maple Leaf Drive
Chatham Ontario

Ontario March of Dimes 

555 Richmond Street
Chatham Ontario
N7M 1R2

Riverview Gardens

519 King Street West
Chatham Ontario
N7M 1G8

St. Andrew’s Residence

99 Park Street
Chatham Ontario
N7M 3R5

Victorian Order of Nurses 

103-405 Riverview Driver
Chatham Ontario
N7M 5J5