If you are someone’s Primary Carer and would like some support in your caring role SWRRS may be able to help you.
South West Rural Respite Services (SWRRS) provides in-home respite services for primary carers in the South West region of Western Australia.
Services can be provided to people:
- who are frail aged (65 years and over or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)
- living with dementia
- with a terminal illness requiring palliative care.
Services may include social support and companionship, light household duties, personal care, medication prompting, meal preparation, taking shopping, transporting to appointments or on outings.
The care provided by SWRRS is designed to meet your needs and may be taken as:
- regular hours every week; or
- 12-hour overnight care fortnightly; or
- 24-hour care occasionally.
In selected areas there is also the option of Day Centre’s, known as Friendship Clubs, operating where the person needing care attends a stimulating, safe environment and engages in fun activities designed to keep brains and bodies active. Morning tea and lunch are provided for a nominal cost; there are also regular outings.
SWRRS is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services Commonwealth Home Support Programme. Visit the Department of Health website (agedcare.health.gov.au) for more information.
Although funding for South West Rural Respite Services has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.