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If you are caring for an older person at home, there will probably be times when you need to recharge your batteries, take a holiday or pursue your own interests for a while.

Respite care gives you that opportunity. Amana Living has a broad range of care centres, offering short-term stays (between one and nine weeks).

Residential respite care is a great way to try out a care centre you might be considering for permanent care.

Our care centres offer some of the most spacious rooms in the industry, most with private ensuites, and many with private lounge rooms and kitchenettes.

We can accommodate a wide range of mobility, care needs and levels of independence.

 

 

Respite care for people living with dementia

If the person you care for is living with dementia, you may also want to consider one of our three specialist day clubs for ongoing, regular daytime respite.

Call us or explore the Dementia Care section of this site to find out more about services tailored for you.

In this video, our General Manager of Residential Care explains how respite care works.

Respite care explained

Respite care can mean anything from a regular visit at home to a stay of a few weeks in a care centre.

The aim is to support carers who are looking after an older person at home, by enabling you to take a break and relax, knowing that the person you care for is in good hands.

Our approach is to focus on the individual, understanding that the people we serve have enjoyed long and rich lives, and that they each have their own unique needs, abilities and preferences.

Day Clubs

Amana Living has three specialised day clubs for people living with dementia, including early onset dementia.

We find that day club visits are equally beneficial to carers and those in their care. Our day club clients have a wonderful time, socialising with others, gardening, cooking, relaxing or going on outings. And carers have the chance to pursue their own interests for a few hours, or just relax.

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Care Centres

Home care is the name for a range of care and services that help older people to continue living at home for as long as possible.

Depending on your needs and preferences, you may be eligible for Government-subsidised services.

We can help you find out what services are available to you and ensure you receive the best care package.

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Eligibility

Day Clubs

Day clubs operate under the Home and Community Care (HACC) scheme.

To find out if you are eligible for HACC services, contact us and we will help you.

NB: Alternatively, you can talk to the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre on 1800 200 422. A Regional Assessment Team will then carry out an assessment and decide whether you are eligible for HACC services

Care Centres

To find out if you are eligible for residential care centre respite, you must have been assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) during the last 12 months. To arrange an assessment, contact your GP.

If the assessment states that you have been approved for respite care, you are ready for the next step.

What is respite care?

If you are caring for an older person at home, there will probably be times when you need to recharge your batteries, take a holiday or pursue your own interests for a while. Respite care gives you the opportunity to take a break, knowing that the person you care for is in good hands. Respite can mean anything from a regular visit at home to a stay of a few weeks in a care centre. 

The person I care for is living with dementia. Are there any suitable respite services?

People living with dementia can access all types of respite services offered by Amana Living. In particular, you may want to consider one of our three specialist clubs for ongoing, regular daytime respite.

We find that club visits are equally beneficial to carers and those in their care. Our clients have a wonderful time, socialising with others, gardening, cooking, relaxing or going on outings.

Explore the Dementia Care section of this site to find out more about services tailored for you.

How much does respite cost?

The cost will depend on the type of respite care you choose and your eligibility for Government support. Check the pricing tabs for each centre or service to find out more.

How do I find out if I’m eligible for respite care?

Depending on your needs and preferences, you may be eligible for Government-subsidised home care or day respite services. We can help you find out what services are available to you and ensure you receive the best care package.

To find out if you are eligible for residential care centre respite, you must have been assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) during the last 12 months. To arrange an assessment, contact your GP.

You will be entitled to a maximum of 63 respite days per year.

Why would I choose Amana Living respite services?

Our approach is to focus on the individual, understanding that the people we serve have enjoyed long and rich lives, and that they each have their own unique needs, abilities and preferences. We can accommodate a wide range of mobility, care needs and levels of independence.

Residential respite care is a great way to ease the transition into permanent care. Our care centres offer some of the most spacious rooms in the industry, most with private ensuites, and many with private lounge rooms and kitchenettes.

How can I find the care centre that’s right for me?

Amana Living has a broad range of care centres, offering short-term stays (between one and nine weeks), and three specialised day respite clubs for people living with dementia, including early onset dementia. Home care services are provided throughout Perth metro and in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Use our interactive map to browse our locations and go to the menu links for further information on each centre.

Can I talk to someone about Amana Living respite care?

We welcome phone enquiries. We won’t give you the ‘hard sell’. We’re here to guide you as to the best options for you. Contact us on 1300 26 26 26 to discuss your respite care needs.

Whilst transporting her mother to the club, Ann wanted to tell me how grateful she and the rest of the extended family were, in us taking care of their mother. She said that although mum doesn't remember many things and struggles to find the words for things, it is very obvious to her that mum enjoys coming here as she is full of smiles when they arrive at the club and again in the afternoon when they collect her. She wanted me to know that the club staff are 'just beautiful with mum'. She said that she is mums main carer and the club hours give her much needed respite.

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for your input and Leonie, Yvonne and Louisa. They are seriously fabulous staff members who have made this ‘journey’ so much easier. ‘Delboy’ really enjoyed his first time at the Kinross Club. Seriously, they have all been great and we can fly off out on Thursday knowing that he’ll be well looked after

Bev Thorne
August 2017

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for your input and Leonie, Yvonne and Louisa. They are seriously fabulous staff members who have made this ‘journey’ so much easier. ‘Delboy’ really enjoyed his first time at the Kinross Club. Seriously, they have all been great and we can fly off out on Thursday knowing that he’ll be well looked after

Bev Thorne
August 2017

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Understanding aged care can be a little overwhelming so we’re here to help you make sense of it all.

Watch this video to discover how Amana Living can help you.

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