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.
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.
St Basil’s is currently working on introducing a new space for Café Zoe to call home. Our new Day Centre will be located in Dianella and will offer an innovatively designed and secure dementia enabled environment and respite service. Preliminary works are underway and we anticipate launching our new facility in late 2019. In the meantime, we are using temporary facilities in the Mt Hawthorn and North Perth area to continue to provide a Day Centre venue for our visitors to meet up. Read more about our exciting new premises coming soon.
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 9201 9655 or fill in your details below.