There are a number of situations whereby people will need access to short term care, such as the cases for Leigh and Deidre. Leigh has been living on his own at home for the past 11 years, with his daughter Jane who lives nearby, to help him with things he can no longer manage. But a few months ago, Jane’s husband was injured at work, making it almost impossible for her to care for both her husband and father currently.
Similarly, Marie has been the primary carer for 78 year old Deidre for the past decade, who needs regular support and supervision at home to ensure she has the correct medications administered and gets to and from appointments safely. Deidre lives on her own and doesn’t have family living close by, so easy access to LDK respite care offers peace of mind should circumstances arise where Marie is unable to care for Deidre. It’s situations like these where it’s comforting to know that as an LDK Community Member, you can get access to the care you need through our priority respite care program.