Need some time away from your caring role?
Caring for someone is a big responsibility. To ensure you can continue in your caring role, it’s important to take some time off to focus on your own health and wellbeing. ACH Group Respite offers help for carers that may need a break. Help for carers is just one of many services offered by ACH Group Respite that can ease the pressure that comes with caring for a loved one.
Caring for someone is a big responsibility. To ensure you can continue in your caring role, it’s important to take some time off to focus on your own health and wellbeing. Take a day to catch up with friends or attend appointments, or take a longer break knowing that your loved one is in good hands with ACH Group Respite.
What services are available?
Home or Community Respite – Individual or Group
Our specially trained Support Workers or Volunteers can spend time with the person you care for in their own home or out and about, or out and about in the community such as at a park, shopping centre or coffee shop.
All respite options provide opportunities to connect with others, get out and about, learn new things, and share and have fun, in an individual or group setting. Some of the activities the person you are caring for can get involved in include: collecting and recording a personal life story, learning to use an iPad, joining a walking, photography, fishing or gardening group, participating in up-cycling tours with visits to specialty and recycling shops and many more.
Dementia Specific Support
Having a diagnosis of dementia is no reason to stop doing the things that are important to both the person living with dementia, and you.
Finding a balance to do things together as well as individually is a key to living well, not to mention feeling good for the soul.
We have respite options that are inclusive of people living with dementia – either one-to-one or in small groups including ACH Group’s famous Sing for Joy Choir, Just Blokes men’s group, social darts, bowling and snooker and many more. Specific groups for younger people with dementia are also available including Swing Fit, Brain Health and photography.
Our specific programs are designed to suit the unique needs and interests of people living with dementia.
A short stay in one of our eight Residential Living homes can support a carer to take a break or attend an event, knowing their loved one is in good hands.
Cottage-based respite offers a unique opportunity for the person you care for to enjoy a ‘home away from home’ while you take some time out on a regular basis, or for a short period.
Our centre at Port Noarlunga provides quality day and overnight care, with a range of experiences for people to participate in, such as exercise groups, doing mosaics, art and craft and many more. Spending time at the cottage also offers opportunities to meet other people with similar interests and passions.
Call us on 1300 22 44 77 to discuss which respite service option is best for you and the person you care for.