Recently, people who have used Resthaven respite services were asked to comment on their experiences:
“The respite has been life-changing.”
“A Resthaven worker came in once a week to be a companion to my partner so that I could have a break – and that was quite wonderful.”
“Having that opportunity to go away and feel confident that your partner is going to be well looked after and content makes all the difference.”
“It’s such a help to have someone else who cares for them.”
“I’m just really worn out and when I got that I help I just felt so much better.”
Resthaven offers high quality, fully accredited aged care, at home or in residential accommodation and has a range of planned respite options that offer carers some time out to catch up on things they like to do, or to have a well-deserved rest. It might be just a few hours a fortnight, but it can make a world of difference. Respite may be available in your home, in small groups for social interaction, overnight respite for a few days or a few weeks in residential care.
Resthaven’s skilled, friendly staff are experienced in working with older people with memory loss and confusion and other chronic conditions of ageing.
“This has given my family great peace of mind, when they had to go away, to feel reassured that I’m being looked after, and that helps me feel better about things.”
“I get a little bit of help and it makes all the difference to me.”
Community respite services are available throughout metropolitan Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Riverland, Murraylands, Fleurieu Peninsula and the Limestone Coast. Call 1300 13 66 33 to be directed to the nearest office location to you for the cost of a local call.
Short term overnight community respite is available at Ridgway House at Westbourne Park (call Resthaven Community Respite Services on 8358 3173) and at Naracoorte (call Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services on 8762 4389).
Residential respite is available at all Resthaven residential care homes – at Mount Gambier, Port Elliot, Murray Bridge, Leabrook, Bellevue Heights, Malvern, Marion, Mitcham, Paradise, Craigmore and Westbourne Park (enquiries to Sylvia on 8373 9175).