Hadden Place is one of the respite centres in metropolitan Brisbane. The centre provides an important care and support network for people living with dementia and their carers.
The centre is set up to be as home-like as possible to allow clients to feel safe and relaxed in the environment and have a positive experience. The friendly, qualified staff use a wide range of innovative individual and group activities and therapies to help clients connect with their own interests, skills and strengths.
Using a therapy and respite model we provide clients with the type of day they might experience in their own homes. They can participate in gardening, cooking, a game or talking to friends.
- community outings
- men’s groups
- physical games
- art and music therapy
- outdoor activities
- reminiscences therapies
- community projects
- occupational therapist consultation
- personal care
- referrals to other community services
- carer support group.
- diagnosis of dementia
- living in the community or in residential/ supported care services, mobile without the aid of a wheelchair
- HACC eligible and onsent to service provision.
Clients may attend from one to five days per week. Flexibility with attendance can be negotiated to suit the carer & clients’ needs.
All activities, therapies and practices are specifically designed to cater for varying stages of dementia and cognitive impairment. The staffing allows for both small and large group activities, or one on one attention if required.
Hadden Place has an 11-seater commuter bus available for use; however, other forms of transport may need to be arranged. The bus can pick up clients from their homes or another designated area between 8.30am and 10.00am and will then return them between 2.45pm and 4.00pm.