Written by: Cheryl Clock Source: St. Catharines Standard
Respite services, as they are currently delivered, often seem to fall short of the mark in terms of meeting people’s needs, notes the Ontario Alzheimers Society in its dementia strategy report. As a result, rates of caregiver distress are on the rise.
In this article, the St. Catharines Standard shares the story of 76-year-old John Bell and his wife, Angele Bell, 59. John lives with Alzheimer’s Disease. The Alzheimers Society of Niagara is advocating for more flexible, affordable respite care that supports people with higher care needs, like Angele.