Connexions Resource Centre - Satellite Offices
Visits by appointment only
Shawville: 530, rue Main, Shawville, Qc, J0X 2Y0
Wakefield: 721, chemin Riverside, Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0
819-557-0615 •

Home Care, Residences & Respite

Home Care Resources & Community Organization Support: 

Habitations partagées de l’Outaouais Mission helps seniors stay at home and improve their quality of life, as well as that of adults who wish to live under the same roof.  You can reach them at (819) 771-6576 or at 

Accès Volunteer Action Centre (Aylmer) actively participate in improving the quality of life on an individual and collective basis through volunteerism and provide a range of home care assistance services to the elderly and/or people in need. You can reach them at (819) 684-2242 or at 

Baluchon Alzheimer offers respite, support and accompaniment to caregivers who want to keep a loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s or other similar conditions at home.  You can reach them at 1-855-762-2930 or at 

Maintaining Seniors’ Independence through Home Adaptations: Designed for seniors, this large-print Guide identifies the types of difficulties seniors can experience in the home and describes adaptations to overcome these difficulties. This Guide helps seniors assess their own unique circumstances including using stairs, moving around the house, doing laundry and answering the door. The Self-Assessment Guide would be of interest not only to seniors but their families and caregivers.

Remue-ménage (RMO) offers a complete line of at-home / domestic services such as light housekeeping, laundry, preparing non-specialized meals, shopping and some care-taking. Persons 65 years and over, and those designated by the CLSC, are eligible for some financial assistance.

Meals on Wheels (Aylmer sector) delivers hot meals at home to seniors, people who are sick or who are unable to meet their own food needs. You can reach them at (819) 664-2529.

Preventing Falls at Home Brochure: Designed for seniors and their families, this brochure offers information on how to identify hazards, how to prevent falls, how to get up in the event of a fall, and more.

Seniors Residence Resources:

Housing Information for Seniors by Éducaloi looks at different housing options for seniors, including staying in your own home, private seniors’ residences (RPA), intermediate resources, and long-term care centres (CHSLDs).  It also gives information about help to pay for housing, how to resolve problems, and how to cancel a lease when moving to seniors’ housing.

How to Choose a Seniors’ Private Residence Checklist

Signing a Lease in a Private Seniors’ Residence

Seniors Action Québec has created three information sheets to help guide caregivers of seniors on issues regarding COVID-19:

Day Centres & Respite Services:

Day Centres & Respite Services from the Société Alzheimer Outaouais (French website online).  Though the website does not provide information in English, the services (including the Day Centre and Respite Services) are available in English.  If you need additional information about this service, please connect with us at  or 819-557-0615. We can provide guidance on who to contact at this non-profit.

Hébergevac  offers temporary respite lodging for people aged 50 and over living at home with loss of autonomy, as well as for their caregivers, to help improve their quality of life by encouraging them to interact with their environment. You can reach them at (819) 457-2474.

Additional Resources

We’ve put together a number of videos that you might find helpful. The first video in the series welcomes special guest, Maude Villeneuve-Legros, a Family Counsellor at the Société Alzheimer Outaouais, who shares with us a wide range of resources, including their Day Centres and respite services, available to families who are caring for a loved one with a dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease.