This service maintains a focus on the carer by allowing them some respite hours when caring for a family member with dementia or memory loss concerns.
As a client of Respite Services, the available activities include:
Dementia Social Support: small groups of people with dementia or memory concerns are provided with outings to parks, nature reserves, or other outdoor activities, often including a picnic or BBQ lunch.
Centre Based Support: respite service offering social contact for people with dementia or memory concerns. Activities are provided to suit a client’s interests, abilities and wishes in a centre-based environment; activities may include the Wii, table tennis, singing, games, arts and crafts etc.
Carer Support Group: meets on a monthly basis.
In Home Respite: this service is designed to enable a carer the time required to complete activities and tasks outside the home, which cannot otherwise be attended to. During In Home Respite a volunteer spends time with the care recipient, enabling the carer freedom and peace of mind to participate in life outside the home environment.