Respite is there to care
ARE you a carer who needs some support?
Isis Community Care may have just the respite you need.
Isis Community Care runs Centre Based Respite, a program that assists the frail aged or elderly people over 65 or younger adults with a disability.
The service is run by the Bundaberg Regional Council and jointly funded by Federal and State governments.
Centre Based Respite is designed to maintain, develop and support the capacity for independent living and social interaction, as well as benefit carers by providing a much-needed break.
Centre Based Day Care sees participants benefit from the social support provided in a group environment and includes light refreshments, excursions, transport and personal assistance, all from $13.50 per day.
Home and community care co-ordinator Jeanette Leitch said the invaluable program was provided each Wednesday and Friday from 9am–3pm at the Childers Neighbourhood Centre.
“It’s a wonderful program with a variety of activities and outings in a group environment that provides a short-term break for the carer with long-term benefits for the client,” she said.
“It is also very rewarding for the staff and volunteers to know that the clients are so keen to come back each week to get spoilt.”
For more details on the program, phone Isis Community Care on 4130 4690.
DROP IN: Isis Community Care co-ordinator Jeanette Leitch.