Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre
If you are a carer for someone frail, with a disability, or a chronic illness, the Central West Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre (CCRC) can provide you with information, referral and short-term, planned and emergency respite care. A carer is someone who provides practical and emotional support to a relative or friend who is frail, has a disability or a chronic illness, helping them to continue living in their own home and community.
The CCRC helps carers like you that may be under ‘carer stress’ access short-term planned or emergency respite care that is tailored to meet your individual needs. This might mean another qualified care worker taking over caring duties so that you can have a break from your usual responsibilities. This break could last a few hours, a weekend, or longer and take place in the home, community, or at a day centre or aged care facility.
If you are caring for someone with dementia, we can also try to help you understand your situation a little better with our Dementia Education and Training for Carers service.
The centre will work closely with you to develop the best respite options for both yourself and the person you care for. You can call the CCRC on 1800 052 222 to directly access CCRC programs.
Alternatively, call the LiveBetter team on 1800 580 580 to find out more.