The ultimate aim of the Paddington Day Respite Centre is to enhance the independence and quality of life of clients who may be at risk of premature or inappropriate admission to long-term residential care. By providing regular respite, the centre is able to:
• provide services which enable clients to enjoy the company of others in a safe and caring environment;
• and provide carers and/or families with well-earned "time off".
Attendance is open to elderly people, who may be frail or confused, as well as younger adults with disabilities and who live in Paddington and the surrounding suburbs.
Services provided to clients include:
• transport to and from the centre in the centre’s air-conditioned bus
• nutritious meals cooked on the premises
• musical sessions and entertainment from singers, musicians, line dancers etc
• regular visits by an occupational therapist
• gentle exercise classes
• small group activities including craft, bingo, poker, scrabble, yahtze, uno and upwords
• discussion groups (eg arm chair travelling and reminiscing)
• theme days (Melbourne Cup, ANZAC Day, Easter etc)
• visits by a podiatrist
• hair grooming
• social support
The Centre is located as 132 Latrobe Tce, below the Brisbane West Senior Citizens’ Centre, and is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and usually holds an outing for clients on Wednesdays.
Paddington Day Respite Centre is largely funded by Home and Community Care (HACC) Program, which is a joint initiative of the State and Federal Governments. Clients also contribute through a modest daily fee.
There are some vacancies at the Paddington Day Respite Centre. To enquire about vacancies, or for more info, please contact us.