Resthaven Community Respite Services support eligible people who live in the southern and eastern metropolitan area. Respite for carers is available at several locations, including the Hersey Cottages, at 6-8 Township Road, Marion. This service offers extended day respite in small groups or individually, six days per week.
Overnight community respite is also available for carers at our Ridgway House facility in Westbourne Park. People living in country areas who need to visit town and are seeking city-based respite services, may also access this service.
Practical support is offered to carers and the people they care for to:
- stay living at home
- stay independent and in charge of their own life
- keep in touch with family, friends and the community
- keep leading a healthy and fulfilling life
- keep contributing to the community.
Individually tailored services are based on need, and may be provided in the home or at community based venues.
Extended day centre-based individual or small group and in-home respite care for older people; counselling/support for carers; fee for service in-home care and support.
For more information, telephone Resthaven Community Respite Services on 1300 13 66 33.