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:
Centre Based Support: respite service offering social contact for people with dementia or memory concerns. Activities are provided to suit clients’ interests, abilities and wishes in a centre-based environment; activities may include 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 of 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.
Please call our office on 02 6551 1800 for more information regarding eligibility or for guidance through the intake process.
Supported by the Australian Government Department of Health. Visit the department of health website on (www.dss.gov.au) for more information