Aims to assist carers to continue caring for people with dementia and challenging behaviours at home by providing respite, practical support and education, thus maintaining the independence health and wellbeing of both and preventing inappropriate premature admission of people with challenging behaviours to residential facilities.
Criteria for Referral to the Service
Carers of people who present with dementia and challenging behaviour and who live in rural/remote areas. This service is aimed at targeting carers who have difficulty accessing other services or existing support services are limited and insufficient. This service includes carers who reside in the rural and remote areas of the Hastings and Macleay local government areas.
All referrals are to be made via MyAgedCare
Telephone – 1800 200 422 Within Australia
FOR for emergency respite assistance after hours phone Mid North Coast Carer Respite Centre
FREECALL: 1800 059059
Services available at these locations
Phone 02 6588 2875
Fax 02 6588 2881
Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.30pm