Provides short term and emergency respite and support options for carers of people who are frail aged, have a disability, chronic condition, mental illness or living with dementia.
The Centre covers the following areas: Broken Hill, Central Darling and Unincorporated area.
What is respite care?
You're a carer for someone who is frail aged, has a disability or chronic illness, it is an ongoing, full time responsibility but you just need a rest - what can you do?
It's time for a break, anyone who is a carer can ask for respite. Respite care provides breaks for carers and the people they care for. Respite allows the carer to have a rest, have time to themselves and help restore the balance in their lives. For the person being cared for it may provide a new face, different place and contact with others. Respite can be in home, at a day centre, in a residential facility or
other facility as required.
It can be for a few hours, a day or a couple of weeks and during an emergency.
What respite care options are there?
- In Home Respite - trained care workers provide help including supervision, personal care tasks and companionship in the home
- Day Centre Respite - group social and recreational activities
- Residential Respite - is a temporary stay in a residential facility where the care is provided by trained and experienced staff
- Flexible Respite - provides breaks for carers and/or the person being cared for that has been individualised to help meet the carers needs
- 24 hour Emergency Respite - information, support and in-home emergency respite
- Carer Support Groups provide a supportive environment for carers to connect with each other, share similar interests and listen to guest speakers talking on a variety of relevant topics.
What is an emergency?
An emergency is when a carer is unable to look after the person they care for due to a number of reasons that may include:
- sudden illness of the carer
- death of a family member
- if the carer needs to take a break urgently due to stress to stay fit and healthy both physically and mentally
You can contact the Centre if you are in an emergency situation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Staff at the Far West Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre are available to listen to carers concerns and discuss appropriate options to meet their individual needs.
Where to contact us:
The Far West Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre is located within the HACC Centre, corner Wills and Gypsum Streets.
Freecall™ 1800 052 222* (*calls from mobile phones are charged at applicable rates).
- Far West Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre
- Freecall 1800 052 222
- Phone: 08 8080 3625
- Fax: 08 8080 3697