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Respite at Southern Cross Care

Day and night respite services

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Respite at Southern Cross Care

Day and night respite services

Respite at Southern Cross Care

Home away from home

Respite care provides a temporary break for carers and the person they care for. This gives carers the chance to attend to everyday activities, work or go on a planned break.

If you have found yourself saying no to social events, not getting enough exercise or losing touch with your own sense of well-being because you are a carer for an older frail person, or someone living with dementia, then you will benefit from accessing some respite services so you can have more time for you.

Southern Plus offers a range of flexible, day or short respite options to suit you and your loved one’s needs, either in-home, at one of our respite centres or short term respite in one of our residential care homes.

Respite is a wellness service to support carers to have a break from their usual care responsibilities.

Whether you need to access a few hours, or a longer stay including overnight stays, we offer a range of flexible, short or long-term respite options to suit you and your family.

Types of respite care

In-home respite

In-home respite usually involves a support worker coming to your home so that your carer can go out for a few hours. They may also take you for an outing for a few hours while your carer has a break.

Overnight respite

Overnight or weekend respite may be provided under ‘cottage style’ respite at a day centre.

Overnight respite provides a short term solution when the need arises and can be used at any point.

Centre-based respite

Our respite centres offer clients a ‘home away from home’ with plenty of activities designed to suit their interests, make friends and enjoy time with others – all with the peace of mind of quality personalised care.

Short term respite care

If you need help from your carer every day, you may need to have a short stay in an aged care home. This is called ‘residential short term respite care’, and can be on a planned or emergency basis.

Respite Facilities

Tony Quinlan Respite Centre

For people who wish to remain at home, the Tony Quinlan Respite Centre offers valuable support to the local area for carers of people in later life, including those living with dementia.

Services have been specifically designed as an alternative to traditional respite centres by creating a ‘home away from home’ which is warm, comfortable and welcoming. Our services can be used as a once off service or on a regular basis. We also offer carer support sessions to help people in similar situations connect & learn about practical tools & resources to help carers enjoy a quality and balanced life.

Donovan Respite Centre

For people who wish to remain at home, the Donovan Respite Centre offers valuable support to the local area for carers of people in later life, including those living with dementia.

Services have been specifically designed as an alternative to traditional respite centres by creating a ‘home away from home’ which is warm, comfortable and welcoming. Our services can be used as a once off service or on a regular basis. We also offer carer support sessions to help people in similar situations connect & learn about practical tools & resources to help carers enjoy a quality and balanced life.

Southern Plus East Fremantle

At Southern Plus East Fremantle, our respite residents have clinical care around the clock, the opportunity to participate in activities that take place in the home and enjoy freshly cooked meals. Respite residents live alongside current residents, which helps to foster connections and ensure that they feel part of our Southern Plus community.

Each of our 5-star hotel standard rooms has been designed with maximum comfort and safe access for our residents making their out of home respite care experience simply world class.

Accessing respite services

You may be eligible to receive government funding for respite care through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme. Southern Plus also offers casual and ongoing ‘private services’ for respite on a day, overnight or short term basis.