Caring for a loved one can be challenging. Respite enables carers to have time to themselves, while supporting the person being cared for in a stimulating and caring setting.
At Uniting AgeWell, we understand the importance of supporting people who care for seniors in our community.
We offer a range of respite options to give carers a break, while providing a stimulating and supportive environment for the person they care for.
These options can include:
- In Home Respite - a one-to-one service where a care worker provides respite within your home or the care recipient may be taken into the community.
- Day Respite Program - respite is provided within a day centre setting, appropriate to individual care needs.
- Community Access/Transit Groups - where a small group of clients go on an outing with the support of a care worker.
- Overnight Respite - respite is provided overnight in an overnight cottage or other community residential facility. Respite can be arranged for 1 or 2 nights or for
For more information about community respite or carer services, contact a Community Respite Service near you.
For residential respite care, contact the Uniting AgeWell team on: 1300 783 435.
Our respite program is funded and reviewed annually by the Department of Health.
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