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    Are you a carer?

    People often don’t perceive themselves as being a ‘carer’ when they voluntarily support a relative or friend. If you provide daily support to a person without being paid, such as doing their shopping, paying bills, assisting with showering, making meals, providing transport, because they are unable to complete the tasks themselves, you are a ‘family carer’.

    Equally, if the person you care for is unsafe when left alone for long periods of time, and/or has been diagnosed with dementia or a severe disability, you are their family carer.

    If the person you support is frail or over the age of 65, the Australian Government recognises you as a family carer, and you are entitled to an array of support for your own health and well-being, as well as the health and well-being of the person you care for.

    Charter of Aged Care Rights

    Resthaven supports your rights through the Australian Government’s Charter of Aged Care Rights.

    Learn about your rights as stated in the Charter.

    Commonwealth Home Support Programme – Pricing Schedule

    Subsidised entry-level aged care support.

    The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) promotes independence through physical and emotional well-being, social participation and access to the community. It provides a basic level of support that may include assistance with personal care, showering and dressing, preparing meals, housework, laundry, shopping and transport.

    The choice of CHSP services is limited, and provided on an hourly basis. There is no income assessment to access the services, and the age pension will not be affected by personal contributions to the cost of services. Services are limited, and should a person’s circumstances change, they may be assessed and approved for a higher level of care. The CHSP also subsidises allied health services and self-management programs.
    Resthaven’s wellness centres offer individual and group support.

     

    You can download and print the pricing sheets below by clicking on the Download icon  at the bottom right-hand side of the screen.

    Community Respite Fact Sheets

    Are you looking for respite, or are you a carer needing extra support in your caring role?

    Resthaven offers access to useful services and programs for carers which can assist you to stay well and healthy. The support we offer is flexible; choose from day or overnight respite in a variety of settings, either at home or at one of our cottages.

    Find out more information from these informative respite fact sheets.

    Home Care Package Pricing Schedule

    A guide containing information about the range of services we deliver in partnership with you, to support your independence and preferred lifestyle, consistent with our values: Trust, Dignity, Choice.

    Find out about levels of care management, prices for common services and other costs.

    Home Care Packages

    Resthaven supports older people who require assistance to remain at home through individually tailored support services called ‘Home Care Packages’.

    Services are delivered using a Consumer Directed Care (CDC) approach, which gives the older person choice and flexibility in the way their care and support is provided.

    For more information, phone 1300 13 66 33.

    In Home Support (Commonwealth Home Support Program)

    Resthaven assists older people to remain independent and safe in their home and to participate in community life.

    Read this brochure to find out what services we provide, the benefits a little support at home makes in your everyday life, and if you are eligible for our in-home services.

    Lifestyle Choices Plus

    A private service option, offering older people a range of support on a fee for service basis.

    It offers flexibility and choice – do what you want to do, when you want to. Choose from once-off, short-term, or ongoing flexible, private services. No matter whether you live at home, in a retirement village, apartment or residential aged care home, you can access Lifestyle Choices Plus. Services are provided by Resthaven’s highly trained, police checked, qualified and skilled staff.

    Live Well, Die Well Booklet

    Important information about end-stage dementia.

    Carers Booklet
    This booklet contains important information for past and current carers about end-stage dementia.

    Coordinator’s Handbook
    This handbook is aimed at assisting Coordinators to gain an understanding of how to work in partnership with the person with end-stage dementia and their families.

    Resthaven practices a minimal restrictive practice approach

    Resthaven practices a minimal restrictive practice approach. A brochure to assist residents, clients, and representatives.

    It provides information about this approach is including examples and common misunderstandings about restrictive practice.

    The Good, the Bad, and the Brilliant

    A booklet that relates the personal experiences of being a carer of, or as a person living with dementia.

    Arising from conversations with a number of carers and people living with dementia, this document aims to capture the uniqueness of each journey, while exploring the shared experience. This cohesive set of personal stories comes together as a balanced narrative that explores the good, the bad and the brilliant along the way. It should be read by all people touched by dementia, and even those who are not.

    With a Little Help… How family and friends can support a Carer

    This booklet is for the family and friends of a Carer: to help you support someone you know who is caring for someone else.

    Many Carers say that they sometimes experience a sense of isolation – that those around them, family and friends, can’t quite ‘get’ what it is that the Carer is going through. Carers we have spoken with said that they wished there was some information available to their family and friends that would help them understand and better support the Carer. Here you will find information and practical ideas to support a Carer in their important role.

    Looking for community respite or services for carers? Call 8198 2060