These services can also offer many benefits for those being cared for as well, including social interaction and access to new experiences.
Day respite offers support to people with high care needs and their carers. These types of programs also provide a break for carers to take care of other areas of their lives while giving those being cared for access to meaningful social interaction and activities.
There are a range of benefits for both carers and their loved ones for day respite programs:
Day respite programs are offered in a range of settings, including:
In the case of centre-based day respite programs, activities include individual and group sessions tailored to suit the needs of the attendees. These activities can include:
A quality day respite service will access the needs of each attendee to tailor a program that helps them get the most out of their day.
Seasons Sinnamon Park’s Day Respite Program in Brisbane’s Western suburbs is open to residents and the broader community. This expansive, purpose-built indoor/outdoor space is designed with sensory therapy in mind and consists of seven areas. These areas include the activity zone, visual quiet zone, kitchen, dining, lounge room, outdoor activities and a bedroom for those who need a rest.
Included in the attendance cost is a care assessment to determine the individual care needs and preferences of each attendee and to help program the day’s activities.