Disability Respite and Activity Centres
Our respite services offer exciting and friendly individualised social and recreational activities so that carers can confidently leave their loved ones to go and enjoy a much deserved break, reassured that the person they care for is being well looked after.
Types of respite care services
Services can be either in the client's home, in their community, at Blue Care Centre-based respite facilities or in our residential aged care facilities. Cottage overnight emergency accommodation is available in some areas.
In-home respite focuses on lifestyle activities, assistance with light household duties, personal care, shopping and meal preparation, as well as support in social activities.
Through centre-based respite, clients attend day programs that may include excursions, outdoor or indoor activities or holiday programs.
Trained respite workers undertake client assessments. Needs-based programs are then developed with clients and their carers to enhance quality of life and provide opportunities for community contact.
We also coordinate carer support groups to provide an opportunity for carers to meet other carers, and to offer social support and encouragement for those who are requiring encouragement.
Our disability services provide community respite and support for people with a disability and their families. We respect client choices and work closely with clients and families to develop programs that support their lifestyle.
Our disability services may include:
- community access
- in-home respite, school holiday camps and activities
- emergency respite
- social clubs
- drop in centres
- a transition program to assist the move from school to adult life
- personal care and independent living.
We provide basic assessments on housing modifications to suit people with a disability, and can refer clients to more specialised services as necessary.
We are able to access, prescribe and support the use of a range of specialised equipment for people with a disability.