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Amana Living has three day respite clubs (6 day respite clubs from 3rd April 2018) 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 three clubs located in the north and south metropolitan areas of Perth (Kinross and Bull Creek) and in the central suburb of Osborne Park.

To find out more about accessing Amana Living clubs, explore the tabs or call us now on 1300 26 26 26.

View some of our club activity images here: Day respite club image gallery Go to the section for each club to view images of the facilities.

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.

Contact us to arrange your respite care by calling 1300 26 26 26.

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.