The Toowoomba Multi-Service Centre (TMSC) operates from three beautiful Queenslanders located on Buckland Street, Toowoomba. The Centre offers secure, cottage based respite, 24-hours per day, seven days per week. It is suitable for people with dementia or those looking for opportunities for social & community engagement regardless of age. The Centre operates the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Home Care Packages (HCP) Program, and provides the following services:
- Centre Based Respite & Social Support
Centre based respite and social support provides social interaction for our clients and a break for their carers. Clients participate in social & artistic activities, small group outings, community functions and local clubs, which are based on their interests. Assistance for shopping and medication management is also available.
- Overnight Respite & Emergency Respite
The Centre provides flexible arrangements for overnight respite with families accessing respite for one night only, a few nights, or for a two-week stay. Emergency overnight respite can (often) also be arranged at short notice.
- In-Home Respite & Personal Care
In-home respite provides an in-home companion to interact with the person with dementia in their own home for short periods while the carer takes a break. Personal Cares such as personal hygiene, dressing and/or meal preparation can also be provided by a suitably qualified staff member.
- Young Onset Dementia
Consumers with early onset dementia often have very specific support needs. Please discuss yours with us so that we assist to optimise your quality of life and civic participation, including within your NDIS package.
- Allied Health
Funded allied health services such at home occupational therapy is available and targeted towards maintaining or restoring our seniors' wellness and independence.
- Home Maintenance
Basic maintenance of the home to ensure the environment is safe for the person is available. Services may include lawn and garden care, rubbish removal and minor home repairs and maintenance.
- Domestic Assistance
Assistance for household jobs such as cleaning and laundry is available to support clients to continue living at home.
- Consumer Directed Care (CDC) Packages
CDC Home Care Packages – all levels, are available through the centre for the Darling Downs region. CDC services include personal care, domestic assistance, medication prompts, meal preparation, social support, general maintenance and gardening.
- Carer Education and Support
TMSC also offers carer support through monthly Carer Support Group meetings, library services, 24-hour advice line 1800 639 331 and information sessions.