Our client enjoys his time at our day respite centre where he enjoys a range of recreational activities

Dementia Day Respite

A social and fun day out at our eight centres

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:

  • Indoor games such as ten pin bowling, bingo, or mini golf
  • Craft and painting
  • Puzzles, games, and reading
  • Outings to parks, cinemas, and events
  • Gentle exercise, Tai Chi, and movement to music
  • Discussion groups and reading groups
  • Concerts and events at the centre

Services for Working or Studying Carers

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:

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

Your out of pocket expenses will depend on your eligibility for government-funded subsidies, and we also accept private, full-fee paying clients. Our preferred method of payment is direct debit, which automatically deducts funds from your nominated bank account on the due date.

Read more about respite care costs and eligibility.


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.

Our Approach to Dementia Care

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.

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