The Ipswich Multi Service Centre, which operates from two beautiful Queenslander-style cottages located on Chermside Road, Ipswich, offers homely and secure respite 24/7.
Our homes are suitable for both people living with dementia or the frail aged, as well as those over 65, who are seeking opportunities for social and community engagement.
We also offer centre-based and in-home respite care, which gives carers and families a well-earned break to recharge and attend to daily life, safe in the knowledge their loved one is being well looked after.
Centre-based respite & social support
Accessed hourly or daily, our respite services provide social interaction for our clients, and a wellearned break for their carers. Our clients participate in social and meaningful activities, small group outings, community functions and local clubs, all tailored to meeting the interests of each individual.
We also offer our clients assistance with shopping and medication management.
Home care package
With an ACAT assessment, a package can be tailored to an individual’s specific needs. Services include:
- Clinical nursing
- Personal support
- Domestic assistance
- Medication prompts
- Meal preparation
- Social support
- General maintenance
In-home respite & personal care
We can provide a companion in the comfort of a client’s own home for a short period of time while the carer takes a well-earned break. Personal hygiene, dressing or meal preparation can also be provided by one of our highly qualified staff.
For those who qualify for services under the Commonwealth Home Support Program or Community Care Services Queensland, we can
provide basic home maintenance, ensuring a safe home environment. This may include garden care, rubbish removal and minor home repairs and maintenance.
Funded allied health services, such as at home occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry and speech therapy are available to residents in the local area and aim to maintain, or restore wellness and independence.
Overnight & emergency respite
Families may access respite for up to a week. All meals and activities are provided through our Centre, and can be arranged at relatively short notice.
Carers seeking employment, volunteering or working while caring for a loved one of any age with a formal or probable diagnosis of dementia and/or neurodegenerative condition are eligible for support from Queensland Health.
We are able to provide in home support to help your loved one get ready for respite, transport to and from respite and provide person centred respite care both in centre and community setting.
Services available 6am to 8pm- Monday to Sunday. No referral required.
Carer education & support
We run Carer Support Group Meetings, offering carers a valuable way to obtain information and receive support from staff, guest speakers and other carers. We also provide library services, education and information sessions, telephone support groups and a 24-hour Dementia Help Line –1800 639 331.
We accept referrals from family or friends, medical practitioners, nurses and any other members of the community. Alzheimer’s Queensland can support you through the process to obtain a My Aged Care referral.
- Centre based care: $25 per day
- Overnight respite: $50 per night
- In-home care: $10 per hour
- Home maintenance: $20 per hour
- Allied health: $20 co-payment
Access to our services will not be determined by an inability to meet the nominated fees. Financial hardship can be discussed with our Centre’s Community Services Manager, and will be kept confidential.
Supported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
Visit the Department of Social Services website for more information. Although funding for this centre has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained therein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.