The Prescott and Russell Residence in Hawkesbury has two private rooms available to local residents for short-term stays.

Located at 1020 Cartier Boulevard in Hawkesbury, the Prescott and Russell Residence is a long-term care facility administered by the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR). More than 200 specialized employees provide room and board assistance as well as a range of nursing care services to some 146 residents.

These private rooms are designed to comfortably accommodate disabled persons as well as elderly persons from the local community, who require specialized nursing care available at all times in a secure environment.

“Being the caregiver of a parent or family member requires dedication, time, attention and compassion,” explained Louise Lalonde, Administrator of the Prescott and Russell Residence. “We wish to offer a peace of mind to natural caregivers, who devote themselves to the well-being of their loved one on a daily basis, by providing them the opportunity to take a wellness break while the affected person is being cared for in a secure environment.”

The maximum length of a short-term stay is 60 consecutive days, with a total of 90 days per year. The maximum length of stay is calculated on a 12-month period.

Those interested in the short-term stay program can request more information and reserve a room by contacting the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) – Community Care Access Centre at 613-936-1171. It is also possible to receive a guided tour of the Prescott and Russell Residence by calling 613-632-2755, extension 250, and a visit will gladly be arranged.

“This respite program is essential for our community in order to support natural caregivers and offer them a well-deserved rest, while knowing that their loved ones are receiving high-quality personalized and specialized nursing care at the Residence,” stated Gary Barton, Mayor of Champlain Township and Chair of the Prescott and Russell Residence Committee.