ENHANCING LIFESTYLES

We do our best to provide information that is easy to understand and free of jargon. However, sometimes you might come across a term you aren’t familiar with. These are terms regularly used within our industry and we are required to use them to meet funding requirements. Some of the most commonly used terms and frequently asked questions are explained below.

If you have any further questions, please contact us, we would love to help you.


What is Centre Based Respite?

Centre Based Respite (now known as “Social Support Group”) is designed to support and maintain care relationships between carers and clients. Quality respite care for frail older people gives regular carers a break.  Respite care benefits the carer through providing supervision and assistance to the older client.  The carer may or may not be present during the delivery of the service.
 
Centre-based respite care includes:
•    Centre based day respite – provides structured group activities to develop, maintain or support independent living and social interaction conducted in a community setting.
•    Community access – group – provides small group day outings to give clients a social experience and offer respite to their carer.

What is Flexible Respite?

Flexible Respite Care benefits the carer through providing supervision and assistance to the older client.  The carer may or may not be present during the delivery of the service.  

Flexible respite care may include:
•    In home day respite – provides a daytime support service for carers of clients needing assisted support in the carer’s or the client’s home.  This service could also be delivered in our centre with one-on-one care.
•    Community access – individual – provides one-on-one structured activities to give clients a social experience to develop, maintain or support independent living and social interaction and offer respite to their carer.
•    Other innovative types of service delivery for clients.

For further information on available times and costs, please contact us.

What is Social Support - Group?

The aim of social support is to assist frail, older people to participate in community life and feel socially included through structured, group-based activities that develop, maintain or support independent living and social interaction.

Social support - group provides an opportunity for clients to attend and participate in social interactions which are conducted away from the client’s home and in, or from, a fixed base facility or centre based settings.

These structured activities are provided in a group-based environment and are designed to develop, maintain and support social interaction and independent living.

Activities may take the form of:
• Group-based activities held in or from a facility/centre
• Group excursions conducted by centre staff but held away from the centre.
• Design your own activities for small groups
• Theatre and movie outings

Services may include light refreshments and associated transport and personal assistance involved in attendance at the centre.

What is Reablement?

Reablement aims to assist people to maximise their independence and autonomy. However, reablement supports are more targeted towards a person’s specific goal or desired outcomes (such as to adapt to some functional loss, or regain confidence and capacity to resume activities).

Supports could include training in a new skill, modification to a person’s home environment or having access to equipment or assistive technology.

Who are Carers?

A carer is a person such as a family member, friend or neighbour, who provides regular and sustained care and assistance to another person without payment for their caring role other than a pension or benefit.