Carers play a vital role in assisting older people to remain well and independent at home. Carers may be family members, friends or neighbours who work tirelessly to provide care and support. If you are a carer, it is very important for you to rest and have breaks from your caring responsibilities – and to allow you to take care of other things in your life.
St Basil’s provides different forms of respite care that give carers a break, including short-term in-home respite or day centre care, as well as longer-term residential respite.
There are times when a carer needs a longer break than the few hours that in-home respite care or a day centre can provide.
It could be that caring has become overwhelming and stressful, or that the carer has planned a holiday or must attend a family event such as a wedding. In these instances residential respite may be an answer.
Residential respite is overnight respite in a residential facility. St Basil’s offers such an option in our welcoming facilities. So if you are a carer with an important event coming up in your life, or you would simply like a break to attend to other matters, please ring us to discuss your respite requirements.
St Basil’s seniors day centres are not just a place for respite. If you would like to link up with others in the community, or find a spot where you can learn or practice a skill, our centres could be for you. We offer many different activities and plenty of social opportunities, and we would love to welcome you.