Caring for someone you love is the greatest gift you can give. Sometimes you need to give the gift of care to yourself. Southern Cross Care (WA) Inc. has several options to support carers if they need a break from their caring duties.
Our Respite Program offers busy or working carers assistance in the management of appointments and other tasks that would normally require them to take time off work or their other commitments.
Nestled in the picturesque foothills, Donovan Respite Centre provides an alternative to a traditional day centre by creating a home away from home. Donovan Respite Centre caters for clients with dementia or high care needs.
Catering to a small number of clients with day respite in a warm and welcoming home like environment, with meaningful activities and dementia and culturally specific programs, we offer a welcoming service that is designed to your individual needs.
Our kitchen area, activity spaces, quiet rooms, bedrooms, and secure outdoor area (including raised garden beds) provide a sense of warmth creating choice and comfort for our clients in so many ways.
In addition, we also offer respite services in the own home. These services can be subsidised by the Commonwealth Home Support Program. We also welcome privately paying individuals and those on Home Care Packages.
Our dementia team will provide support and guidance to carers and the person living with dementia to ensure you both can enjoy an improved quality of life. Southern Cross Care (WA) Inc. has specifically developed services to support carers of people living with dementia access respite or transition into a residential care home.