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Help for Carers

Need some time away from your caring role?

Caring for someone is a big responsibility.

To ensure you can continue in your caring role, you might benefit from taking some time out (respite) to focus on your own health and wellbeing, attend appointments, or take a longer break knowing that the person you care for is in good hands.

Respite options can be tailored to meet your needs as the carer, as well as the needs of the person you are caring for.

Our staff are trained to support people living with cognitive and neurological conditions such as dementia and Parkinson’s disease, as well as people living with chronic disease or who have mobility challenges.

What services are available?

Home community respite

Home or Community Respite – Individual or Group

We can spend time with the person you care for in their own home, or out and about in the community. All respite options provide opportunities for the person you are caring for to connect with others, get out and about, and learn new things, in a 1:1 or group setting. Options include: collecting and recording a personal life story, learning to use an iPad, joining an art class, Sing for Joy Choir and bus tours.

Dementia specific support

Dementia Specific Support

Having a diagnosis of dementia is no reason to stop doing the things that are important to you. Finding a balance to do things together as well as individually is a key to living well. We have respite options that are inclusive of people living with dementia – either 1:1 or in small groups.

Residential respite care

Residential Respite Care

Respite Care in one of our eight homes across Adelaide and the Fleurieu Peninsula can be planned in advance, or on an emergency basis for up to 63 days each financial year (subject to availability). To access, you will first need an assessment (ACAT).

Stay with me

Stay with Me

A caring, qualified Support Worker will come to your home and provide overnight care for your family member in the comfort of their familiar surrounds. Full assistance with personal care, including showering and dining, and medication administration if required, is included.

Carer getaway

Carer Getaways

Designed with both carers and those you care for in mind, these retreats offer respite as well as the opportunity to socialise and engage with like minded people in a relaxed and safe environment. See what getaways are available in Carer Support & Experiences social experiences.

Mclaren vale respite

McLaren Vale Respite

High care respite for people living with memory loss or dementia in the heart of the beautiful McLaren Vale wine region. Participants can meet up in a social environment whilst maintaining and improving their current skills and capabilities.

Call us on  1300 22 44 77 to discuss which respite service option is best for you and the person you care for.

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ACH Group

ACH Group congratulates our Chair, Mary Patetsos, on her receipt of an Order of Australia (AM) award this Australia Day for her ‘contribution in the field of aged care and commitment to advancing multicultural Australia’.

Mary joined the ACH Group Board in October 2008 and has devoted significant time and energy to the organisation with a belief that life is an opportunity not to be missed, regardless of age, gender, culture, and capacity. She has led the Board with integrity and high governance standards since April 2018. Mary is also an Advisory Council Member of the National Aged Care Advisory, playing a critical role in ensuring that reform measures reflect the needs and expectations of older Australians, their families, and carers.

Her commitment to advancing multicultural Australia is reflected in her work as Hon. President and Immediate Past Chairperson of Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) and through other governance roles involving collaboration between academia, business, and community.

Read more about Mary’s achievement here 🔗 bit.ly/3WDLtKy
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ACH Group congratulates our Chair, Mary Patetsos, on her receipt of an Order of Australia (AM) award this Australia Day for her ‘contribution in the field of aged care and commitment to advancing multicultural Australia’. 

Mary joined the ACH Group Board in October 2008 and has devoted significant time and energy to the organisation with a belief that life is an opportunity not to be missed, regardless of age, gender, culture, and capacity. She has led the Board with integrity and high governance standards since April 2018. Mary is also an Advisory Council Member of the National Aged Care Advisory, playing a critical role in ensuring that reform measures reflect the needs and expectations of older Australians, their families, and carers. 

Her commitment to advancing multicultural Australia is reflected in her work as Hon. President and Immediate Past Chairperson of Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) and through other governance roles involving collaboration between academia, business, and community. 

Read more about Mary’s achievement here 🔗 https://bit.ly/3WDLtKy

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Congratulations Mary! What an incredible achievement.