Respite care includes a variety of services such as home based care, skilled nursing, home health, residential programs and companionship. Many people need help even when they are able to stay home.

genU provides respite and support for carers of frail, older people (over 65 years) including those with dementia. Services are provided on a short-term, ongoing or episodic basis.

Our range of respite services are offered under Community Home Support Programs (CHSP) funded by the Federal Government Department of Health.

Respite Services

Centre-based day respite

Centre-based respite is available with various days, hours and locations for you to choose from.

Participants enjoy activities designed to develop, maintain or support independent living and social interaction and are based on individual interests.

Centre-based day respite is available in Newtown and Ocean Grove.

Cottage respite

Respite is provided overnight with hours and days according to the carer’s needs, location and place availability. If staying over subsequent nights, participants can enjoy activities designed to develop, maintain or support independent living and social interaction based on individual interests during the day, via our day respite and social support programs.

Our respite houses have large outdoor gardens with seating and shade, with appropriate security measures in place for peace of mind.

Overnight respite available in Newtown and Ocean Grove.

Flexible 1:1 Support

genU is committed to caring for you anyway we can. Our flexible 1:1 support program is delivered to you in the home. Services include personal support, personal care, limited medical care and social support. Our goal is to keep you in the place you love most…home!

Group support

Our carers group provides opportunities for carers to meet other carers and staff in order to build on social networks, gain information, give feedback to improve services and participate in activities that will maintain and enhance their wellbeing. Our carers group meets monthly in Belmont.

Individual carer support

Access to the respite coordinator, respite nurse and/or director of nursing for counselling, support, care coordination and referrals are available to carers as required.

Support can be provided via phone and may result in information provision or emergency respite, depending on what you need.

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