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.
To sustain the emotional health and wellbeing of people who care for others, Resthaven offers services including counselling, therapy, social and support groups for carers and care recipients.
Whatever support you require, you can be confident that Resthaven offers caring, high quality services for the person under your care. The support we offer is flexible so that it adapts to your needs. Resthaven’s fully insured and police checked staff are trained and experienced in meeting the needs of older people, including those with memory loss or confusion.
The person can access day or overnight community respite in a variety of settings, either at home or at one of our respite cottages. Residential respite is available at all Resthaven residential aged care homes from a minimum of two weeks up to 63 days each year. Bookings are essential.