Respite services

One of the challenges facing us as we age is trying to maintain our relationships with family and friends as well as keeping in contact with our local community. Our caring First Call staff can help you maintain that sense of belonging by enabling you, or your loved one, to be involved in the activities you enjoy doing with others, either with a home visit or by transporting you to your community activities.

First Call provides respite (relief for carers) in the home or in the community according to our client's care needs. We can provide respite in an emergency, for a few hours, overnight or longer as required.  

Respite provides relieve for a full time carer as well as the care recipient. We can support the carers who need a break, and some well earned rest, from their caring role to go shopping, meet friends or just enjoy some relaxing time out. At the same time, the care recipient can feel good that their carer is able to have a rest while they benefit from the social interaction and variety of company our staff provide.

First Call's in-home support helps carers to manage their own life with the assurance their loved one is being cared for by one of our friendly support team members. Our in-home services include:

  • meal preparation
  • help around the house
  • personal care
  • medication monitoring
  • activities or social interaction

And to help you to get out and about in your local community, we can provide transport to:

  • doctors and medical appointments
  • shopping, banking, chemist, hairdresser, errands
  • recreational, social and cultural activities and outings
  • catching up with family and friends
  • walks around favourite park areas, visiting friends or just going out for a coffee.

You can rest assured that whether you are looking after a young adult with a disability, a recovering patient, or just need someone to help care for mum or dad for a few hours or a few days, our highly trained First Call support team will provide the same dedicated care as you would normally provide to your loved one.