Uniting AgeWell understands the importance of supporting people who care for seniors in our community.
We offer a range of respite options to give carers a break, while providing a stimulating and supportive environment for the person they support.
These options can include:
- In Home Respite - a one-to-one service where a care worker provides respite within your home or the client may be taken into the community.
- Centre-based Respite - respite is provided within a day centre setting, appropriate to individual care needs.
- Community Access/Transit Groups - where a small group of clients go on an outing with the support of a care worker.
- Overnight Respite - respite is provided overnight in an overnight cottage or other community residential setting. Respite can be arranged for 1 or 2 nights or for extended periods.
For more information about community respite or carer services, contact the Uniting AgeWell team on: 9845 3143.
Our respite program is funded and reviewed annually by the Department of Health.