Our Services

Individual and group psychosocial support

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In Cowansville:

  • Individual consultations
  • Discussion workshops
  • Coffee meetings
  • Community lunches

In the community on the Brome-Missisquoi territory:

  • Our Caregiver Support Counsellors can visit organizations and groups by invitation to present our services.
  • Individual consultations on a regular basis when warranted (2 to 3 persons).
  • Individual consultations in specific situations.
  • Coffee meetings and discussion workshops in response to requests from the community.

Psychosocial Support for the Person Being Cared For

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This support is provided by our Caregiver Support Counsellors to the person being cared for and can take different forms:

  • Home visits/friendship visits;
  • Telephone support;
  • Individual meetings during stays at the Maison Gilles-Carle de Brome-Missisquoi;
  • Small activities (walk in the park, coffee at the restaurant, car ride, etc.).

The purpose of this psychosocial support is to get to know each other, to discuss, to share feelings and to have fun.

Since the onset of a loss of autonomy, an illness or a particular condition is often accompanied by feelings of grief, we create a space of trust and offer active listening to the person living with this reality.

All our support services are available in English and in French.

Respite Services

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

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.

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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:

  • 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.

Cooked Meal Service

The BMCSG is pleased to offer a new cooked meal service for caregivers and the general population prepared by our chef at Maison Gilles-Carle Brome-Missisquoi.

As of October 11th, 2021, you can purchase frozen meals and pick them up at Maison Gilles-Carle. A delivery service will also be available if needed.

To reserve your meals, contact our chef, Stéphane Fontaine at 450-577-4091.

Click on the button below for the menu of available meals and prices (the menu changes twice a month).

"Maison Gilles-Carle Brome-Missisquoi is a home where the primary caregiver could get a break from the demands of looking after a loved one. It is a respite home where my mother is professionally supervised, for one day or a few nights. She is served nutritious homemade meals and snacks, including great activities such as singing and drawing and watching special tv shows and other relevant entertainment too. They go on supervised walks in the warmer months as well!

My mother loves it there, and so do I because it affords me the ability to get a break and just look after me. For me there is wonderful free counselling and support from the social worker, who helps me process the stress of constant primary caregiving.

The passion and compassion this home affords through its staff and programming is a blessing to all who utilize its king and caring services."

Vicky Burke and Flora Pelletier 

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