We understand you want to give the best care to your loved one, but even family carers need a break from their daily demands. We’ll help you refresh your mind, body and soul by taking time out to do the things you want, while knowing your precious family member is in safe and welcoming hands. St Basil’s provides In-Home Respite and Day Centre Respite options for carers assisting an elderly family member.
We can support you as a family carer by visiting your home and caring for your dependent or elderly family member with the help, safety and kindness they deserve. While they’re in trusted hands, you can take time out either in your home or away from home. Use this time to catch up with friends, attend to errands or give each other a little space.
For individuals from a non-English speaking background, wherever possible we’ll match you with a support worker who understands your culture or language.
Our beautiful new day centre is now complete, and we are delighted with the end result.
Although you can’t physically attend the centre at the moment (due to social distancing measures) we are still taking referrals, and still supporting our clients. St Basil’s has developed a Tele-Care model of support which allows our staff to provide support via the telephone. Our Tele-Care service is tailored to meet your specific interests and if necessary we will allocate someone who can speak your language. Once the social distancing measures are lifted we look forward to a serious celebration! If you would like more information regarding our Tele-Care service please give us a call – we welcome all inquiries.
St Basil’s Day Centre is named ‘Café Zoe’ to reflect our philosophy of living and celebrating a full life (Zoe means ‘life’ in Greek). Visitors to our Day Centre receive transport to and from the centre, morning tea, a lunchtime meal, activities, social support and access to health referrals if needed.
We often organise outings at different venues, activities just for family carers, as well as shared events for both family carers and care recipients to enjoy together.
Our view is that being older is a gift and an opportunity to look back with gratitude. We encourage our Day Centre visitors to open up to others in the group and share their amusing stories, happy memories, interesting history or their life’s contribution. You may even learn something new, just by coming along!
Café Zoe is accessible to all eligible aged clients and can also offer culturally specific activities and outings to people from a range of multicultural backgrounds on request, including:
Give us a call to find out available booking dates or ask about any cultural events or outings that may be planned in coming weeks.
For the past twelve months St Basil’s has been building its new Aged Care Day Centre and Administration Complex. We are now pleased to announce that construction is complete. Located adjacent to the Church of St Nektarios at 22 Dianella Drive, Dianella, the building provides a range of facilities to support elderly and disabled people to maintain their health and independence; and to extend their social connections and participate in new experiences. Due to the coronavirus pandemic we are unable to open to the public, however once the restrictions are lifted we will announce our grand opening. St Basil’s extends its thanks to everyone who has made development of this building possible, including members of St Nektarios community who have shown great patience during the construction.
Get in touch with one of our friendly team members and find out more about our In Home or Day Centre Respite Services. Contact us direct on 08 6146 2585 or 0499 113 555 or fill in your details below.