Day respite centres that provide care during business hours for seniors, adults with a disability, and those in the community who feel isolated or lonely

Day Respite Centres

A social day out at our dedicated centres

Our eight day respite centres located throughout Queensland offer you the chance to meet new people, enjoy some activities, and have a fun day out. If you have a carer, it also provides them with the opportunity to complete chores, attend appointments, or go to work.

Activities

There’s something for everyone at our day respite centres; whether you like to sit and chat over a cup of tea, play cards, do knitting or craft, or join in a sing-a-long with visiting entertainers. We often go on excursions to have a picnic or visit a local attraction, and have celebrations at the centre for Easter, Mother’s Day and other notable days during the year. Our activities are designed to be enjoyed by everyone and we can offer you support to join in if you need it.

Meals & Transport

Our cooks provide a delicious morning tea and lunch for you to enjoy, and cater for all dietary requirements. If you need help getting here, we can help with that too. Most of our day respite centres offer transport to and from your home, if you live in surrounding suburbs.

Dementia Services

Our centres at Clontarf (Brisbane), Burleigh Heads (Gold Coast), and Townsville provide additional support to people living with dementia, including extended hours for carers to pursue work or study. Read more about our dementia day respite services.

Our Centres

South West Queensland
Central Queensland
North Queensland

Our Approach to Respite Care

With 20 years’ of experience working with seniors, people with disability, and people with dementia, our team of carers offer specialised respite at home, at one of our eight day respite centres around Queensland, or temporary residential respite at one of our aged care facilities. Our respite services are designed to support carers to take a break, attend appointments, or complete study and paid work.

Eligibility

Our day respite services are available to:

  • Seniors over 65 years of age (over 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders) who are eligible for centre-based respite services under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) or their Home Care Package
  • People with disability or a health condition under 65 years of age (under 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders) who are eligible for Queensland Community Care Services (QCCS)
  • People with disability who are an NDIS participant and have funding for the support category ‘assistance with social and community participation’.

Costs

A $15 fee is charged for each day that you attend, and includes:

  • Care, including help with eating, going to the toilet, medication, and participating in activities
  • Meals, including morning tea and lunch
  • Transport to and from your home, subject to availability
  • Activities which are designed to be enjoyed by everyone

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.

Different fees apply for NDIS participants, set by the government.

How to Book

Once you have decided that you would like to book into a day respite centre, contact the centre by phone, or enquire online using our form.

If you have already been approved for centre-based respite services through CHSP or your home care package, we can book you in straight away.

Otherwise, you will need to register with My Aged Care to see if you are eligible for day respite services. Read more about the process of getting home care.

We also accept people living with disability or a health condition who are eligible for Queensland Community Care Services (QCCS) or the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).


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