The role of a carer in the home is a respected and honoured one. However, when caring for another or others, it is equally important that a carer does not neglect their own health. The role of a carer can be rewarding, it can also be stressful and a very time-consuming responsibility. A carer needs time to rest to keep focussed, and to manage the responsibilities outside of the family as well. That’s where Senior Helpers can be of assistance.

Subsidised Respite Services

Senior Helpers encourages all carers to be registered with the Commonwealth Carelink and Respite Centre (CCRC) where they can access funding for regular or emergency respite. Most Senior Helpers offices are linked to your local CRCC to be able to provide subsidised respite services.

Non-subsidised Respite Services

Senior Helpers Respite Care Services enable carers and their care recipient to comfortably remain in the home, while providing the carer with much-needed rest or relief. As a primary carer, it is important to recognise that it is OK to take a break from your care responsibilities.

We’re here to help you in your career role, giving you time to:

  • Run errands
  • Spend time with friends and family
  • Attend personal medical or dental appointments
  • Take a weekend getaway
  • Have a little ‘me’ time

These short-term breaks can help to relieve stress, restore energy and promote balance in your life. It also enables you to share the responsibility for caring while getting the needed support for yourself and your care recipient.

Our Respite Care Services include:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Assistance with personal care
  • Dressing
  • Meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Companionship

 

Where to begin

We understand the trust you are placing in us by allowing us to care for your loved one in your absence. We know that the role of a carer is not just about following a schedule. When you contact Senior Helpers, we will answer your questions and address any concerns you may have. We will compare your preferences to our staff qualifications, ensuring a compatible match. Our support staff offer companionship at home, whether that is your home of theirs in a purpose-built community.

Senior Helpers’ clients have peace of mind knowing that they are working with an industry expert dedicated to client satisfaction. Contact us today to schedule a free in-home consultation.