Townsville Day Respite Centre

The Ozcare Day Respite Centre in Townsville is a supportive, friendly environment for seniors, adults with a disability, and those in the community who feel isolated or lonely. Our centre features a courtyard garden which is a highlight for many of our clients and staff who enjoy pottering around and getting their hands dirty.

We have group and individual activities designed to allow friendships to blossom and support your independence, with assistance from our trained and caring staff.

Physical activities include: gentle exercises, Tai Chi, indoor games, carpet bowls, ten-pin bowling, dancing, movement to music, outdoor games, croquet, mini golf, bocce, and more.

Mental stimulation activities include: craft, shuffleboard, word games, puzzles, group quizzes (scattegories, family feud), board games (train dominoes, cards, canasta, euchre, 500, cribbage, sequence, rummy kub), reading, access to technology such as computers, and more.

Social activities include: discussion groups, reading groups, concerts, school groups, guest presenters, product/trade demonstrations, outings, and more

Other activities include:

  • Art events and painting classes
  • Horticultural therapy with guided gardening
  • Workshop activities
  • Community events such as Seniors Week and Disability Action Week
  • Indigenous events

Activities are designed to be enjoyed by everyone regardless of age or impairment. We also provide access to allied health services for those who are Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) clients.


Services for Dementia Carers

We provide additional support for carers of people living with dementia. If you work, volunteer, or study, we can provide extended hours from 6am to 8pm every day of the week.

The cost of your care depends on your eligibility for government subsides. The coordinator will discuss this with you when you enquire. The daily fee includes:

  • Care
    Assistance with mobility, meals, personal care, medication, participation in activities, and toileting
  • Meals
    Morning tea and a two course lunch are provided, which cater for all dietary needs. We can also provide you
    with afternoon tea and assistance to eat if required
  • Transport
    Door to door transport with wheelchair access is available, subject to availability. Transport home is usually between 2.30pm and 3.30pm. You are welcome to organise your own private transport and off-street parking is available
  • Activities
    All activities are designed to be enjoyed by everyone regardless of age or impairment

Our preferred payment method is direct debit, which deducts fees from your nominated bank account on the day they are due. 

Ozcare Day Respite Centre – Townsville, North Queensland
Cnr Tippett & Mooney Streets
Gulliver QLD 4812
P: 1800 692 273
Opening Hours

Monday to Friday from 7.00am - 6.00pm
Please notify us of late cancellations between 7.30am and 8.00am on the day.

Coordinator

Catherine Russo

You or your carer can call or visit the centre to enquire about vacancies. The coordinator will discuss your care needs and advise you of your eligibility, and the service's availability.

Referrals are also accepted by phone on 1800 692 273 or by our Online Referral Form.


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