Although we wouldn’t have it any other way when it comes to our loved ones, caring for another person is not always easy, and can be very tiring, sometimes even overwhelming, and certainly demanding, often restricting the lives of individual carers.
Need a break? Allow McLean Care® the privilege of giving you some time and space – to be yourself – to catch your breath – to relax, recover, and rejuvenate, so that you to continue with your care commitments refreshed, renewed, and with a new sense of purpose and vigour.
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What types of respite are available?
Whether planned or in response to an unforeseen emergency, McLean Care® can offer you flexible and responsive solutions which completely suit your lifestyle and needs, and provide the highest possible quality care for the person you love and care for, giving you peace of mind:
• Own, home respite: this can be provided in your loved one’s home, and can range from a few hours to a few days.
• Flexible respite: this can be provided in a range of settings and uses a mix of service types, including own home care, day outings, social or recreational activities.
• Residential respite: this can be provided at our residential facilities in Inverell and may include outings, social or recreational activities.
• Emergency respite: this can be provided in a range of settings including own home care and residential care and can range from a few hours to a few days.
Who benefits from respite care?
Full time carers of:
• Older people
• people with dementia
• younger people with disabilities
Older or disabled people who live alone or who suffer from loneliness and isolation
Is there a cost involved?
Respite services receive some Government funding and any additional co-payment requirements will be assessed at the time
and will be dependent on the level of care funding currently being received.
Who is eligible for respite care?
If you are aged 65 years or over, you may be eligible for Carer Respite or Individual Respite services. Call one of our experienced team to see how we can help you get get a break; you owe it to yourself.
Respite is about giving yourself permission to enjoy life, maintain your own health and wellbeing, and reconnecting with your world, knowing that your loved one is being very well cared for. Taking a break can only strengthen the relationship that you enjoy with your loved one, and give you that much deserved time to refresh. Our respite services offer exciting and friendly individualised social and recreational activities so that carers can confidently leave their loved ones to enjoy a much deserved break, reassured that the person they care for is being well looked after.
“I write on behalf of my sister, brother and myself to thank you and your wonderful staff for their caring, assistance, and compassion they had shown our mother, Doris (Betty) Ison, prior to her recent passing.
Thank you and best wishes.”