Respite Care Support
This service is designed to provide opportunities for carers to take a break from their usual role of caring for frail older people. Respite care support can be provided in a person's home or in the community.
Respite care may be:
- Planned regular respite
- Occasional respite
The pathway for accessing this service is through contacting MyAgedCare on 1800 200 422 and discussing your needs. Once registration with MyAgedCare is completed, an assessment referral will be made for you.
Carer Support Groups
Carers include individuals who are caring for others with a disability, or who is frail or aged. The Senior Carers Support Group and the Chinese Carers Support Group provide an opportunity for carers to get together, share ideas, experiences, information and concerns about their caring role. The groups meet monthly and are supported by a facilitator.
The Senior Carers Support Group caters to carers aged over 60 years and the Chinese Carers Support Group can be partners or family members who live, work or have a care recipient who attends school or a day program in Manningham.
For more information about this service, please call Aged and Disability Support Service on 9840 9700