genU Respite plays important role for carers
genU Respite can play an important role in helping carers look after their physical, mental and general health and wellbeing.
genU offers a range of respite services for over 65s, from centre-based day respite, to overnight cottage respite in Ocean Grove.
Respite is available on a short-term, ongoing or episodic basis, and can be tailored to individual needs.
There are many benefits to respite apart from enabling carers to have a break. Respite promotes opportunities to create new social connections, embark on exciting day trips and social outings, and undertake activities of interest.
Respite at genU is provided in a home-like setting, staff are in attendance around the clock to assist if required, and meals are provided at no extra cost.
Corio’s Margaret Farrell regularly makes bookings with genU respite care at The Lodge in Ocean Grove, where she participates in cooking sessions, takes day trips to local attractions and enjoys a well-earned break.
The dedicated carer said genU’s respite care staff always made her feel welcome.
“They’re not like staff, they’re like friends that you can go down the street and have a coffee with,” Margaret said.
Lara’s Veronica Shine said she enjoys social activities, painting, drawing and craft work through her respite services, and is always keen to catch up with her friends.
“My daughter said I should go along to mix with people, I’m getting older so it’s not always easy to meet new people but from the day I joined, I loved it,” she said.
If you are interested in learning more about genU’s respite services, call 1300 558 368 or email [email protected]