Maison Gilles-Carle Brome-Missisquoi

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In 2011, the Brome-Missisquoi Caregiver Support Group (BMCSG) joined forces with the Fondation Maison Gilles-Carle to set up a home where caregivers could receive support and respite by providing their loved ones with quality temporary housing. Sixteen years after the creation of the BMCSG, the Maison Gilles-Carle Brome-Missisquoi opened its doors in 2012.

The peaceful atmosphere at the Maison Gilles-Carle Brome-Missisquoi allows loved ones to engage in activities while being cared for by our dedicated team of staff and volunteers. With peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are safe, caregivers can take quality time without worrying.

Our Respite Services

Our respite services are for adults with a temporary or permanent incapacity due to illness, a disability or advanced aged.

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Day Respite

Our day respite services are available 7 days/week upon reservation. Arrivals start at 8:30 am and departures must be made before 4:30 pm. The cost is $15 for one day and $7.50 for half a day.

Meals and snacks are included.

Overnight Respite

Our overnight respite services are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week for stays of 1 to 14 consecutive nights. Reservations must be made in advance. Arrivals and departures are at 4:30 pm. The cost is $25 per night (24 hours) and meals are included.

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Home Respite Services

Home respite services are offered to people who have difficulty getting around or who may not be able to stay at the Maison Gilles-Carle.

We offer blocks of 4 hours, depending on our availability and your needs, for a cost of $5.

Reservation

Please reserve in advance.

For all respite services, a file is opened by our Caregiver Support Counsellors with the caregiver and the person being cared for. Relationships are established between our respite coordinator and your pivot counsellor from the CIUSSS. This liaison is essential to ensure the quality and continuity of care and services. Care provided in our home follows Bill 90 under an agreement with the CIUSSS.

Effective November 1st, 2021, a cancellation fee will be applied to respite services (day and/or overnight) if the cancellation is made within less than 48 business hours of the stay. The fees charged will reflect the reserved respite services.

Admission criteria for respite services

The person cared for must meet the following criteria:

  • Can do transfers alone or with the help of a person, but does not need a lift;
  • Does not need tube feeding;
  • Does not suffer from severe epilepsy;
  • If oxygen is required, must have the equipment and be able to adjust it;
  • Does not wander or run away;
  • Does not demonstrate violence or aggressiveness;
  • Does not suffer from serious incontinence. If mild incontinence is present, the individual must provide their own protection;
  • Can be supported in a 1:4 ratio;
  • Must have obtained a score of 50% on the PPSV2 scale (an evaluation may be requested);
  • Must be in stable condition;
  • Priority is given to home caregivers.
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"After eight years of being a loving, devoted, dedicated, tireless caregiver, my deep love for my spouse remains intact. However, my energy, patience and multitasking skills had dramatically decayed, so I decided it was time to reach for help.

I found Maison Gilles-Carle Brome-Missisquoi by talking to my psychosocial worker who diligently helped me find a place so I could have well deserved respite. At the Maison Gilles-Carle, not only did they fulfill our needs, but if they do not currently offer a service, they impliment it for you or your family member if possible. 

I would like to extend my gratitude and respect to all the staff at Maison Gilles-Carle, from the director to the cleaning staff, for all their help and patience."

L.A., caregiver

For all services offered by the organization, the caregiver must be a member and pay an annual fee of $10.