Carer Support Program
ANFE Community Care's Carer Support program aims to support and maintain relationships between carers and clients by offering high quality respite service which allows carers to take a break from their usual caring role.
The service is aimed at frail older clients who receive Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) services. These clients will be offered planned respite, providing carers with a break from their usual caring duties.
There are many models of respite care that carers use to support CHSP clients.
Carers are often employed, in training or studying and it is difficult to maintain
a work-life balance.
ANFE Community Care gives consideration to these possibilities and offers
to provide respite services outside of standard operating hours to assist carers
to balance work, study and caring responsibilities.
Centre-based respite provides structured group activities to clients 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.
ANFE Community Care structures its services in such a way that allows them to
be as responsive as possible to requests from carers for
short-term or non-ongoing respite.
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