Companion / Caregiver Respite

To help clients and caregivers, the Olde Forge is now offering a Companion/Caregiver Respite Service. This service matches a companion worker with a client looking for a little extra support or companionship for a loved one.

The Caregiver Respite Service may include:

  • Meal or snack preparation
  • Social interaction activities-conversations, walks, games • Quiet companionship or reading
  • Helping with hobbies
  • Assistance with minor household cleaning

Please note, the provision of personal care is NOT a function of this program.


  • PLEASE NOTE: To help support the City of Ottawa's physical distancing restrictions, the Olde Forge has modified and enhanced some of its programs and services at this time.