A break for carers
St Ives Home Care offers several ways for you or your carer to access respite through Government subsidised care and through dedicated programs under the National Respite for Carers Program (NRCP).
Respite care usually involves organised activities and services for the older person, allowing the carer a break from caring duties.
Respite care services can be available in your home or in facilities such as an overnight respite cottage, a day centre or residential care home.
St Ives Home Care is funded to provide a variety of respite services through the following programs and packages.
Eligible residents south of the river (Cockburn, Fremantle, Kwinana, Mandurah, Melville, Murray, Rockingham and Waroona council areas) can access this great centre-based day respite program for a subsidised participation fee.
Participants enjoy a packed day of activities and their choice of a three course cooked lunch, plus transport to and from the St Ives Residential care centre.
The day respite program runs at either St Ives Melville or St Ives Murdoch residential care centres, for up to three days a week. The low cost daily fee is heavily subsidised through the National Respite for Carers Program (NRCP).
Telephone 1300 20 20 03 for more information or email the St Ives Day Respite Coordinator here.
Please discuss your needs during your aged care assessment, or if you have been approved for a package, ask your care coordinator about in-home respite care.
Support for carers
There are various support and counselling services available for people who provide care for the elderly, or those with a disability or chronic health problem.
You can contact Carers WA for information about the various services 1300 227 377 or visit www.carerswa.asn.au.
If you cannot find a St Ives respite option to suit you, please telephone Carelink 1800 052 222 or visit their website.