NEI Respite Services
NEI’s Respite Service "NEIRS" provides a service supporting carers to maintain their primary care role and provide them with respite opportunities that address each person’s individual needs and requirements. The service aims to ensure that clients and their families are involved in the planning and delivery process.
NEIRS provides several respite services in Griffith and surrounding areas. These services are flexible and innovative and provide carers with a wide range of options to afford them a break from their 24/7 care roles. Respite can be provided in the persons home or center based at NEIRS Respite House depending on each carer's individual need. Respite is provided to all ages, from birth to the elderly.
NEI purchased a specially modified house in East Griffith to provide centre based respite to families. The house has four bedrooms, a modified bathroom and is staffed by experienced Community Support Workers 24 hours a day.
We welcome visitors who wish to look at our rescources and arrangements can be made by contacting NEIRS Manager Sonya Perlowski on the information provided at the bottom of this page.
DEFINITION OF RESPITE
Respite care is defined as an alternative or supplemental care arrangement with the purpose of allowing the carer a short-term break and assistance with their caring role.
Respite care is divided into direct respite services and indirect respite services. The purpose of respite assistance is to help carers to continue in their caring role by providing direct or indirect alternative care in or out of home.
PRIVACY, DIGNITY AND CONFIDENTIALLITY
Information that NEI collects is kept in a secure location and is only available to the relevant support workers and Managers.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR NEI RESPITE?
The focus of NEI Respite is on supporting the primary Carer who provides most of the care to the care recipient. This assistance
has to be on going and provided for everyday types of activities.
The broad target group for NEI Respite are persons: -
- Living with a sole or aged carer
- With high support needs
- Who have fragile health issues
- Who have limited or no access to other services
Respite Services provided are: -
- Private and confidential
- Based on each persons needs
- Designed to be a positive experience and include the opportunity to mix with other people with a disability and carers
- Providing care for the client through flexible planned short-term time-limited breaks
- Ensuring the service addresses the full range of support required by the individual including personal care, assistance with meals and domestic assistance
If you would like further information regarding respite please contact NEIRS Manager Sonja Perlowski on 0428 212 146 or NEIRS Supervisor Tamara McPherson 0448 291 767, alternatively you can contact NEI Corporate Services on 0269 623 162