If you are a carer in need of some respite, Mareeba can help with a well-earned break. We offer temporary care you can rely on for your partner or family member. Our respite care clients enjoy our award winning nursing care and support in our spacious, relaxing and welcoming facility.
Respite care can be provided on a planned basis or in the case of an emergency. Our respite care goes a long way in making life a little easier when a permanent carer is on holiday, is sick or needs to go away for a short time.
Older people caring for themselves at home can greatly benefit from occasional respite care in those temporary care emergencies when a person falls ill, is injured, or is recovering from surgery.
Our respite clients also have access to health professionals at the centre as required, including doctors, dentists and pharmacists, as well as a range of other services such as optometry, podiatry, hairdressing and beauty therapy.
Meals are tasty, nutritious, varied and prepared by our chefs on site. We cater for all special dietary requirements. Our respite clients are welcome to use the communal facilities and take advantage of the library, our DVD collection and the beautiful gardens and courtyards. For those who are able, there are various activities on offer, including gentle exercise classes, bingo, cards and outings.
Transport is available for those living within 15km of Mareeba, for a nominal fee.