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Who is Eligible for Respite Services

Wesway Eligible Family

 

Overview

Wesway's services are available to eligible families in the City of Thunder Bay, as well as along the Highway 11/17 corridors from the Manitoba border, east to Manitouwadge, and north to communities such as Armstrong and Greenstone. Eligible families are responsible for the ongoing care of a family member, and the primary caregiver in the family must live in the home with the person receiving the care.

The types of services Wesway can offer vary depending on geographical location, age and diagnosis of the participant and other factors.

City of Thunder Bay (and immediate surrounding area)

There are a range of services available to eligible families of children, adults and seniors in Thunder Bay. Services include In Home, Respite Home, Family Directed Respite Funding, Host Families, and Community Friends. The family member must have a disability or chronic health condition such as a developmental disability, autism spectrum disorder, a physical disability, a frail condition related to aging, Alzheimer Disease or a related dementia.

East of Thunder Bay

Wesway serves eligible families through its Family Directed Respite Funding model of service. The individuals served include:

  • Children with a developmental disability, physical disability and/or autism spectrum disorder
  • Adults with a developmental disability
  • Seniors with a chronic health condition, physical disability, Alzheimer Disease and/or frail health condition

West of Thunder Bay

Wesway serves eligible caregivers of seniors through its Family Directed Respite Funding model of service. The individuals served include:

  • Seniors with a chronic health condition, physical disability, Alzheimer Disease and/or frail health condition

 

Map of Wesway Service Area

Families may contact us directly to request respite services or be referred by other community agencies. For more information or to make a referral, please contact Leigh Abthorpe at 625-6695 or e-mail wesway%23com|labthorpe. Caregivers who are caring for an adult with a developmental disability should contact Developmental Services Ontario - Northern Region at 1-855-376-6673, or by email at lccctbay%23org|info. Visit www.dsontario.ca for more information.

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