Respite care

When life is complex it is good to know that there are services available to help share the load

Caring for someone is a big responsibility and it is important to take some time off to focus on your own health and wellbeing. But you don’t have to struggle alone. There are options available throughout South Australia that can help you take a day to catch up with friends or attend appointments, or give you the peace of mind to take a break knowing that your loved ones are enjoying good quality care with Country Health Connect.

In your home respite

Our expert staff can come directly to the home and give you a much needed break from your caring role and allow your loved ones to take some time for themselves.  We have options to cater to both short stays or longer periods, whatever suits your needs.

Centre based respite

Country Health Connect has centres in many locations where you or your loved ones can spend some time with others, enjoying their company and experiencing new activities and hobbies such as;

  • Cooking classes
  • Outings and movie trips
  • Arts and crafts
  • Picnics in the park
  • Drumming, chi ball and gardening
  • Assisting clients to navigate technology through computers and hand held devices
  • Exercise activities and health and fitness tips

Overnight cottage respite

Country Health Connect can provide a residential stay in one of our cottages, including transport to take you or your loved one to a comfortable home away from home.  Support at our overnight cottages is planned around your needs centred toward self independence in a safe and secure environment, allowing the carer to have have an extended break from the caring role. Meals are provided and activities occur throughout the day to keep everyone active and engaged.

We have experience in supporting clients with dementia and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.

There are times you may be asked to contribute towards the cost of a respite service, which will be determined based on the services you need and your eligibility for Commonwealth or State financial assistance.

If you or your loved ones would like to find out more about our respite care programs call 1800 944 912.


Download the Respite Services brochure, featuring information relating to in-home support, carers leave and activities on offer.

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