Toowoomba Multi Service Centre operates from a beautiful, Queenslander-style cottage in Harristown offering secure, cottage-based respite, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
Our homes are suitable for people living with dementia, and those aged over 65 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 flexible respite services provide social interaction for our clients, and a break for their carers. Our clients participate in social and wellness 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 provided according to the needs of each individual. 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 break. Personal hygiene, dressing or meal preparation, can also be provided by one of our highly qualified staff.
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.
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.
Our domestic assistance services provide tailored support and care to individuals from the comfort of their home, allowing them to enjoy the best quality of life, and remain independent, for as long as possible.
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 services will not be determined by an inability to meet the nominated fees. Financial hardship can be discussed with the Centre’s Community Services Manager and will be kept confidential.