Respite care here to help
ACH Group helps to provide transitional care for older people in times of crisis through its respite care options.
The release of The 2018 Report on Government Services shows a jump in the number of older people forced to stay in hospital for long periods, prompting calls for more access to transitional care.
ACH Group residential facilities Kapara (Glenelg South), ViTA (Daw Park), Perry Park (Port Noarlunga) and Yankalillia Centre have designated rooms available for respite care.
At Perry Park, a Foundation Room offers free emergency respite without the need for formal assessment, allowing flexibility in times of crisis.
“The focus of the Foundation Room is on giving people the chance to take a break, recuperate, and return home,” says ACH Group Residential Site Manager Karen Barwick.
“Respite care also offers the opportunity for people to experience residential care during periods of transition.”
The Foundation Room is fully funded by The ACH Group Foundation for Older Australians.
ACH Group also offers cottage-based respite to support people to maintain their independence and remain valued and active members of the community, while providing a break for their carer.
To find out more, contact us on 1300 22 44 77.