Due to COVID-19, Respite Care is not accepting new admissions at this time. Read the full list of closures, service changes and other measures now in place.

Respite care is a short stay at Sunnyside long term care home for people who live in the community. It gives family members or other care partners a break from their role. Stays can last up to 30 days in a row, for up to three times a year.

Services included

  • A private room
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Access to a dietitian, social worker and chaplain
  • Recreation and music therapy
  • Spiritual care
  • Help from caring, dedicated volunteers
  • Laundry
  • On-site banking and ATM
  • Free parking for visitors

Additional services

These services are available at an extra cost:

  • Hair salon and barber shop
  • Phone, cable and Internet
  • Foot care
  • Transportation to and from appointments

Guests are also welcome to shop at Fabulous Finds Gift Shop, the Sunnyside Auxiliary Tuck shop and visit the Sandhills Community Café on Sunnyside campus.

How to apply

To arrange for admission to Respite Care at Sunnyside Home, please call the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network at 519-748-2222 and ask for the intake department.

Protecting your privacy: We respect your right to confidential care. Please see our Information Practices Statement for details.

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