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Amana Living has six day respite clubs for older people.  Three are dementia specific, including early onset dementia.

Under the guidance of our specialist dementia team, staff provide a safe and stimulating environment with therapeutic activities and outings tailored to meet the needs of our clients.

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.

There are six clubs located in the north and south metropolitan areas of Perth.

 

Kinross

Club Kinross Day Centre

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Bull Creek

Club Lefroy Day Centre

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Osborne Park

Club Catherine King Day Centre

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Alexander Heights

Club Alexander Heights Day Centre

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Quinns Rock

Club Quinns Rock Day Centre

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Wanneroo

Club Wanneroo Day Centre

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Amana Living day respite clubs are exclusively for people of any age living with dementia.

Our highly respected specialist dementia team guide our club carers and therapy staff in providing an environment that is both relaxing and stimulating.

It is important to us to respect and get to know each individual, to listen to their story, and to involve family members in their care so that we understand their loved ones better.

What we do in the clubs depends on what clients are interested in, such as gardening, cooking, or crafts. We also provide tailored activities for particular groups, such as men’s sheds and outings for younger people living with dementia.

We encourage everyone to join in with what’s happening on the day, but if they prefer to simply take it easy, they are welcome to do so. We understand that people living with dementia can easily become over-stimulated, so we provide more soothing activities if we think this will help them to relax.

Our three clubs are located in our dementia service centres in the north and south metropolitan areas of Perth (Kinross and Bull Creek), and in the central suburb of Osborne Park.

The Kinross and Bull Creek centres provide easy access to our other dementia-specific services, including overnight respite care and our award-winning McCusker Nurse Service for the carers of people living with dementia. You can read more about these services in the Dementia Care section of this website.

Day respite clubs are open from Monday to Friday, with occasional weekend and evening activities. We can arrange transport to and from the club, and we provide lunch and morning / afternoon tea.

Day respite clubs operate under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

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

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 CHSP services.

Are there different types of Day Clubs?

Amana Living has three dementia specific clubs to provide respite to carers and to provide suitable activities for clients with dementia.  We also cater to cultural groups for Vietnamese and Italian clients with a large number of clients that like socialising and participating on outings in the community.

What are Amana Living Day Clubs?

We have six clubs in the Perth metropolitan area, five in the North and one in the South.  The clubs provide a range of enriching activities in a caring, supportive environment. Our club clients have a wonderful time, socialising with others, joining in activities, relaxing or going on outings.

Are Day clubs suitable for people living with Dementia?

The three dementia specific clubs are in Kinross, Osbourne Park and Bullcreek.  These clubs are secure locations and provide a number of different enriching opportunities for clients and support for carers of clients living with dementia by providing respite.  Our other clubs at Quinns Rock, Wanneroo and Alexander Heights do still have clients with memory loss and dementia.

 

Who is eligible to attend the clubs?

The clubs are available to clients who may be eligible for Commonwealth Home Support Program funding through My Aged Care, private fee paying and also brokerage from other organisations.  If you would like to discuss eligibility for funding, please contact us on 1300 26 26 26 and we will help you.