Carers

Wellness for  Carers

We support people who care for someone who is over 65 years. 

The support is called flexible in-house respite. This respite provides the carer time out from their caring role which gives them the opportunity to do something for themselves and to recharge. 

Who is a carer?

Many carers see themselves as just a family member or friend who look after a person, not as a carer. This means that they may not think to look, or ask, for help.

If you are providing a family member, partner or friend with regular and ongoing care and help, without being paid, then you’re a carer.

A carer may give care for a few hours a week or all day, every day, depending on the level of support needed.

Flexible respite

Flexible in-home respite is tailored to the carer’s needs and the person they are caring for. We provide up to three hours per week, in-home support for people over 65 years living in the City of Onkaparinga.    

This will allow the carer to:

  • go shopping
  • reconnect to social activities
  • tend to daily chores
  • maintain connections with family and friends.

All support workers are screened and trained and are specifically matched to meet individual needs.

A My Aged Care referral is required. A contribution is required to support the service and is negotiated individually with the carer.

For more information, please contact the Coordinator on (08) 8384 0558 or email wellnessforcarers@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au

If our flexible respite program isn’t suitable, we will work with you to identify appropriate services or supports.