Our eight day respite centres around Queensland offer a fun, social outing for people living with dementia, and the opportunity for carers to take a break, run errands, meet friends, study, or go to work.
The centres are open during business hours and offer transport to and from surrounding suburbs, meals cooked by our chefs, and a day full of activities. Our trained and caring staff are there to provide whatever support is needed.
Day respite offers positive experiences for people living with dementia and our staff are experienced in caring for your unique needs.
Our activities are chosen to ensure that everyone can join in, and we also tailor our program based on the things our clients like to do.
Activities can include:
We provide additional support for working carers or carers who would like to rediscover paid or voluntary work or further their studies.
Our day respite centres in Burleigh Heads (Gold Coast), Clontarf (Brisbane North) and Townsville can provide extended hours for day respite services from 6am to 8pm every day of the week.
Our other five centres also welcome people living with dementia.
A fee is charged for each day that you attend a day respite centre. The fee includes:
Your out of pocket expenses will depend on your eligibility for government-funded subsidies. The coordinator of the day respite centre will discuss this with you when you call.
You can choose to pay at each visit, or we can set up a direct debit for you so the amount is automatically taken from your bank account on the due date.
Read more about respite care costs and eligibility.
We believe people can live well with dementia with the right support and services. We help you to live at home for as long as possible by providing our day respite services to help you and your carer.
Our day respite services are available to people living with dementia and carers in Queensland, as well as a variety of other people including seniors and those living with a disability.
Find out about our other specialist dementia services in Queensland
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