Flexible Respite OptionAlso know as Flexible Respite Packages and Stronger Together Two Funding
A Respite Program Custom-Designed for
You and Your Needs
“We don’t start with the program, we start with YOU and YOUR needs.”Annamaria Wood
Respite is an important part of caring for somebody with a disability. But it can be challenging to find a respite program that’s right for you and your family.
It takes hours just to research what’s available, go through all the conditions, understand the funding arrangements, fill in the forms and then…
You Still Don’t Get Exactly What You Want
That’s why we developed ‘Flexible Respite’. We don’t start with the program, we start with YOU and YOUR needs. And we design a flexible, one-on-one respite activity just for you.
Some of our clients like to …
- Have lunch out once a week
- Go to the movies once a month
- Have group dinners
- Go on day trips
- Go bowling
- Play mini-golf
- Receive nursing support in their home
What Would You Like To Do?
Utilising trained Disability Macarthur team members, external care providers and volunteers, Flexible Respite caters for almost any request. It is available for people 0-65 with a physical or intellectual disability including conditions that require specific training and experience. For example…
“Our daughter, Sophey, has Russell-Silver Syndrome. She has more than 25 internal and external challenges including dwarfism, turned in fingers, shorter on one side of her body, scoliosis, feeding issues, hyperglycemia… and more. It’s very hard to find care providers that will tube feed and have the training and experience to handle all of Sophie’s conditions.
When visiting the dietician one day I was in need of some help. I needed some time out for myself and my family. The dietician recommended Disability Macarthur.
I was very apprehensive at first, and as you are for the first few visits. But we found it to be an amazing. It’s just amazing service that has had a huge impact on our family.
It’s fantastic having time out for myself, my husband, the children as well. We’re looking at doing things together as a family but knowing that Sophie is safe. And also the fact that Sophie is having timeout as well. She needs time away from the family as well.”Nicole
Do You Need a Break?
To find out more about Flexible Respite, get in touch with our Care Coordinator on (02) 9603 7011 for a private and confidential conversation.