Support for you in your caring role.
Caring for someone is a big responsibility. To ensure you can continue in your caring role, you might benefit from taking sometime out to focus on your own health and wellbeing.
At ACH Group, we offer a wide range of options that can support you to take a break - this is what is known as ‘respite’.
Respite options can be tailored to meet your needs as the carer, as well as the needs of the person you are caring for.
Our staff are trained to support people living with cognitive and neurological conditions such as dementia and Parkinson’s disease, as well as people living with chronic disease or who have issues with walking, so you can take some time to catch up with friends or attend appointments, or take a longer break knowing that the person you care for is in good hands.
Home or Community Respite
We can spend time with the person you care for in their own home, or out and about in the community such as at a park, shopping centre, coffee shop or community centre. All respite options provide opportunities for the person you are caring for to connect with others, get out and about, learn new things, and share and have fun, in a one-on-one or group setting.
Options include: collecting and recording a personal life story, learning to use an iPad, joining a walking, photography,fishing or gardening group, and participating in up-cycling tours.
Dementia Specific Support
Having a diagnosis of dementia is no reason to stop doing the things that are important to 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-on-one or in small groups.
Residential Respite Care
If you’re being cared for at home and your carer is going away, is unwell or unable to care for you for any other reason, Residential Respite Care at one of our eight homes across Adelaide and the Fleurieu Peninsula could bean option. This short stay in a residential care home can be planned in advance, or available on an emergency basis for up to 63 days each financial year.
To access residential respite care, you will first need an assessment with the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT).
Call us on 1300 22 44 77 to discuss which respite service option is best for you and the person you care for.
In home care features
Types of care
Additional details: Respite service is flexible
Centre based care features
Types of care
Additional details: Flexible respite service, centre-based respite