Respite is there to care

Isis Town and Country - - Life -

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.

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