The Gold Coast Multi Service Centre (GCMSC) operates from a beautiful, single-level, home-like cottage, out community-based Gold Coast Multi Service Centre exudes comfort, familiarity and independence. Our homes are suitable for people living with dementia or the frail aged, as well as those over 65 seeking opportunities for social and community engagement. The Centre operates the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Home Care Packages (HCP) program, and provides the following services:
- Centre-Based Respite & Social Support
Available hourly or daily, our respite services provide social interaction for our clients and a well-earned break for their carers. Our clients participate in social and meaningful activities, small group outings, community functions and local clubs, all tailored to meeting the interests of each individual. We also offer our clients assistance with shopping and medication management.
- Overnight Respite & Emergency Respite
The Centre provides flexible arrangements for overnight respite with families accessing respite for one night only, a few nights, or up to a week. Emergency overnight respite can (often) also be arranged at short notice. All meals and activities are provided through our Centre.
- Young Onset Dementia
Consumers with early-onset dementia often have very specific support needs. Please discuss yours with us so that we assist to optimise your quality of life and civic participation.
- In-Home Respite & Personal Care
GCMSC offers In-Home Respite and Personal Care support, we can provide a companion in the comfort of a client's own home for a short period of time while the carer takes a well-earned break. Please call to discuss.
- Allied Health
Funded Allied Health services such as Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry and Speech Therapy are available to residents in the local area and aim to maintain, or restore wellness and independence.
- Home Care Package
Home Care Packages – all levels, are available through the centre for the Gold Coast region. Services include personal care, domestic assistance, medication prompts, meal preparation, social support, general maintenance and gardening.
- Carer Education and Support
GCMSC also offers carer support through a monthly Carer Support Group meeting, library services, 24-hour advice line 1800 639 331 and information sessions.