At SCCV we understand that carers of older people with dementia need a break from the demands of their caring role, whether it's for a few hours or for several days.
Carers must feel confident that respite care and support is provided by highly skilled and trained personnel who fully understand the needs and behaviours of people with dementia and who are committed to their health and wellbeing. This is the focus of SCCV's respite service at Macleod Cottage.
Macleod Cottage respite service offers a range of short and longer term respite options to cater for the needs of carers living in the municipalities of Yarra, Darebin, Banyule, Nillumbik and Whittlesea. Carers living in Hume and Moreland unable to access alternate respite services in their area, can also access respite through Macleod Cottage and working carers are also eligible.
The day respite service provides flexible respite hours to meet carer needs and can provide a gradual introduction to the service for clients or provide extended periods of day respite up to 10 hours a day for working carers.
Overnight respite is offered in one of five individual bedrooms at the Cottage, with one bedroom set aside for couples and the others reserved for emergency respite.
Respite can be arranged on an occasional, regular planned or short stay emergency basis. Overnight stays can vary from one night up to six consecutive nights.
Funding for the Macleod Cottage respite service is provided by the Australian Government and client fees. Fees are maintained at reasonable levels and are negotiated based on individual circumstances.
To make a booking for either day, overnight or in-home respite, or to find out more contact the Macleod Cottage Respite Coordinator on (03) 9432 4350 or the after hours service on 1800 217 988.