General Disability Services
The Toowoomba Multi-Service Centre offers respite and home care for the frail aged and people with dementia. Services are funded through government CHSP and Home Care Programs.
Funded services offered include Home Care Packages Levels 2-4 and Centre-based Respite for day and/or night. These services provide support to both older Australians and their carers, so that the consumer can continue living at home.
Home Care Package services are tailored as per consumer preference with services such as showering, home cleaning and physiotherapy on offer.
Respite is also flexible where care may be for part of a day or a few separate days in the week. Flexible hours include opportunities for weekend, early mornings, evening and overnight respite. Overnight respite may range from 1 night per week to a block period of 2weeks. Respite provides an opportunity for the person with dementia to access community activities of their choice while being supported by appropriately qualified staff. These activities may be social, recreational or domestic in nature.
The centre also has some capacity for in-home respite. In-home respite provides an in-home companion to interact with the person with dementia, in their own home, for a period while the carer takes a break. In-home support also provides employed carers with assistance to prepare and leave for work, to meet their employment commitments.
Support for carers is also available through our carer meetings and 24hour Advice Line. These are a valuable way of obtaining information and receiving support.
Referrals: Referrals can be accepted through 'My Aged Care', family or friends, Medical Practitioners, Community Nurses, or any other community contacts. Once a referral is received, an appointment will be made to discuss service options.
Fees: Access to services will not be determined by an inability to meet the nominated fees. All financial matters should be discussed with Centre Management and will be treated as confidential
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Age Ranges Over 65 years of age