Being a full-time carer for a loved one can be challenging, which is why it is important that carers take a break or time away from their usual care responsibilities to look after their own health and wellbeing.
Carers often find themselves saying no to social events, not getting enough exercise or losing touch with their own sense of wellbeing because they are busy caring for a loved one.
Having access to respite care only gives carers the chance to attend to everyday activities, work or take a short break, but also provides numerous benefits for the person being cared for.
Southern Plus offers a range of flexible, day or short respite options either in-home, at one of our respite centres or short-term in one of our residential care homes.
We have three properties dedicated to day/cottage respite, Tony Quinlan Respite Centre located in Hilton, Donovan House Respite Centre in Forrestfield and Bran Nue Dae in Broome. Each is purpose built to ensure individuals feel comfortable and at home during their stay.