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Respite

What is respite?

Respite is a break from the responsibility of looking after someone.

A carer is anyone who gives unpaid, ongoing support to a person who is frail aged or has a disability.

The person may not even live with them.

Who is a carer?

How does respite work?

You, a family member, or a service provider can ring us on 6494 7456 and ask about respite.

The Co-ordinator will discuss your respite needs and then will visit your home for an assessment and to develop a service plan.

If the respite we offer is unable to meet your needs we can refer you to another service.

The support provided by Bega Valley Meals on Wheels Plus is for care recipients with low to moderate needs.

Respite is provided by volunteers who have received training and undergone criminal record checks.

What sort of respite can I have?

In your home - A volunteer can come to your home and have a cuppa and a chat,watch the football on TV or whatever interests the person you care for.

You do not even have to leave your home for this respite if you have something you need to do such as gardening, paperwork, or catching up on some sleep etc.

Away from home - A volunteer can take the person you care for on an outing such as a drive, a cup of coffee, to a gallery or the movies or maybe to visit a friend.

There are social groups that the person can attend as well.

What do I do in an emergency or if my needs increase?

Emergency

If you need emergency respite, for example if you have to go to hospital, then ring the Commonwealth Carelink and Respite Centre on 1800 052 222

There are funds available to pay for emergency respite.

Department of Veteran’s Affairs can also assist with respite for veterans.

For information phone The Veterans Community Support Service on 6492 0972

If your needs increase we can recommend a further assessment and refer you to another provider who can help you.

Emergencies

What do I do in an emergency or if my needs increase?

 

If you need emergency respite, for example if you have to go to hospital, then ring the Commonwealth Carelink and Respite Centre on 1800 052 222.

 

There are funds available to pay for emergency respite.

Department of Veteran’s 

Affairs can also assist with respite for veterans.

 

For information phone The Veterans Community Support Service on 6492 0972

 

If your needs increase we can recommend a further assessment and refer you to another provider who can help you.