Our Respite program provides carers with the opportunity to take some time for themselves. We know that caring for a partner or loved one who is frail aged, has a diagnosis of dementia or is an adult with a disability is a big responsibility. Being able to take a break helps to ensure that your own health and wellbeing is supported.

Respite Care

The Commonwealth Home Support Program, funded by the Commonwealth Government, enables Astley Care to provide respite care and other support options to carers and the people for whom they care. Respite helps carers take a short break from their caring role and attending our Carer’s Group and Evening Group, or speaking with our coordinators can provide much needed support. It also helps carers establish new friendships with people in similar circumstances, learn about other services that may assist them, or simply provide the space to relax and have a few laughs.

The respite can work in a number of ways, depending on your requirements and circumstances. Our highly trained staff will provide respite in your own home or take the person you care for on an outing to give you some time to yourself.  At our Day Clubs, which operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, we will take care of your loved one so that you can plan other activities. Our innovative Evening Club, held each Thursday, enables you to bring the person you care for along with you, or they can attend by themselves. The evening includes dinner and activities including games, puzzles, movie nights, guest speakers and entertainers, with an outing to another venue organised once a month.

To find our more about how our respite service can support you, please call our Respite Coordinator on 9490 4500.

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health