Service Description

The Respite Program offers support to seniors and older adults with disabilities living in their own homes in Etobicoke (exceptions may apply). This program enables individuals to remain comfortably in their own home while receiving care. ESS will send professional Personal Support Workers to your home to provide care and support to an individual and relief to a caregiver. Respite Care services can be arranged on an ongoing basis or for a one-time need.

In-Home Respite Care Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal care
  • Light homemaking
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication assistance
  • Companionship
  • Escort to appointments

Health and Safety

Clients and their caregivers are expected to passively screen themselves prior to receiving services or attending programs and to immediately report the presence of symptoms or risks.

While we promote a “mask-friendly” environment, the use of masks is strongly encouraged during the provision of care and while in program spaces and vehicles if tolerated.


An in-home assessment by an ESS Case Manager is required to determine eligibility for this program. Please call our administrative office at 416-243-0127 ext. 503 for further information.


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Hours of Operation

Hours of service are flexible and will be determined based on the individual’s needs and eligibility, as well as staff availability. Minimum 2 hours per visit is required (exceptions based on staff availability).