Flexible Respite Care services provide support and help to maintain the care relationship between a person and their carer. We provide quality respite so that your carer can take a break. The Community Care Worker can provide a meaningful respite visit and can support you to participate in family, social, recreational, personal or community activities.
Personal care requirements can be provided during respite visits.
Flexible respite includes:
- In-home respite where a Community Care Worker will stay with the client in the home so that the carer can go out to take care of tasks they would otherwise have difficulty doing
- Community access where a Community Care Worker provides one-on-one structured activities outside of the home to give the client a social experience to develop, maintain or support independent living and social interaction and offer respite to the carer
Alfred Health Carer Services are an advisory and support service for carers in the state's south. They can help with information and resources and identify services inside or outside the home that can give carers support to manager their own health and well-being.