At Timboon and District Healthcare Service, we’re proud to offer both residential aged care to our community as well as a dedicated respite service to assist carers in their responsibilities.
Residential aged care
Permanent aged care or respite care is offered at our multipurpose service in Timboon. Our aged care facility comprises a 14 flexible-bed and 6 day-stay bed complex with an operating theatre suite and urgent care centre. Members of the community unable to remain in their homes due to health or mobility issues can receive 24-hour professional care.
Respite care service
Looking after aging people with health and mobility issues can be a strain, both on personal wellbeing and family dynamics. Our respite care service allows carers to plan holidays or other leave, while our professional carers provide assistance to the aging individual for a pre-arranged period of time, agreed between Barwon Health Carer Support or Timboon and District Healthcare Service.
Respite care is provided to families and carers with extra demands of caring for someone who has a disability, which may be intellectual, physical or sensory. Respite care is also provided for the terminally ill and for carers of family members with dementia.
Respite can be accessed either ‘in home’ or in an appropriate facility – ‘facility based’. The Assessment Officer will assist you with booking ‘facility based’ respite by referring you to the coordinator at Commonwealth Carer Respite and other independent facilities.
The time allocated for respite varies and is assessed on the basis of client need and resources available. Where TDHS is unable to fulfil your needs, the Assessment Officer is able to refer you to a number of other agencies.
Families needing a short break from their usual routine have found that respite care helps them manage their other commitments:
- attending personal appointments
- participating in leisure and recreational activities
- attending social functions.
Respite care is available weekdays, weekends, overnight and evenings. Advance booking notice is required, however every attempt will be made to provide care in a crisis.
Please note that fees are payable for these services and options for payment can be discussed with the healthcare service or Barwon Health Carer Support.
If you would like more information about our aged care facilities, please contact Timboon and District Healthcare Service on (03) 5558 6000.
For more information on respite care services, please contact us or:
Barwon Health Carer Support
Address: 64b Banyan Street, Warrnambool VIC 3280
Free call: 1800 052 222
Fax: 03 5561 5091
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.00pm