Our Services

Individual and group psychosocial support

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In Cowansville:

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

Our Caregiver Support Counsellors also travel throughout the Brome-Missisquoi territory to present and offer services to organizations and groups by invitation.

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 $20 for one day and $10 for half a day.

Meals and snacks are included.

Evening Respite

Our evening respite services are available 7 days a week upon reservation. Arrivals begin at 4:30 pm. The fee is $10 per evening and includes a meal and snacks.

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Overnight Respite

Our overnight respite services are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week for stays of one to several consecutive nights, depending on needs. Reservations must be made in advance. Arrivals and departures are at 4:30 pm.

The cost is $30 per night (24 hours) and meals are included.

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Reservation

Please reserve in advance.

All requests for services (respite or other) must be forwarded to our psychosocial service. 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 at Maison Gilles-Carle de Brome-Missisquoi 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 less than 48 business hours before 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;
  • 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;
  • Can be supported in a 1:4 or 1:6 ratio;
  • 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 kind 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 $20.