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

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