We recognise the valuable and important role of carers and that carers also need support. Both in-house and centre-based Respite Care services are available to give carers a break from their caring role. The respite care will be designed to provide the carer with the necessary peace of mind to benefit from the respite care.
Emergency respite can be arranged by calling Carerlinks North on 1800 059 059.
You can visit www.datascape.com.au website for further information on other respite options.
Community respite service provides an opportunity for the care recipient to spend time in the community whilst giving the carer a break from the caring role. Duties completed in the community are focused on the interests of the client e.g. person with an interest in gardening may enjoy times at a park, garden or nursery. For community respite there is an additional charge for travel over 10 kms from home.
Assessment is completed prior to suitable service being provided, please contact our Aged and Disability Services Intake Officer on 9205 2839 for more information.
In-home respite service provides an opportunity for the carer to have a break from the caring role. It is designed to ensure that the carer is able to access the community knowing the person they care for is being supervised in the home. Duties completed during respite care are focused on the interests of the recipient. Tasks may be reading, looking at books, talking, supervising clients with light gardening and light cooking.
Assessment is completed prior to suitable service being provided, contact our Aged and Disability Services Intake Officer on 9205 2839 for more information.
Hume's home and community support services provide a range of services to eligible residents who are frail older people, people with disabilities and carers. For further information and to find out your eligibility please contact our Aged and Disability Services Intake Officer on 9205 2839.