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Support services for Carers

Do you provide support for a loved one who needs care?

Are you trying to find a balance between your caring role and looking after yourself?

At MercyCare, we recognise the important role that carers play when they support someone who wants to remain living independently at home.  We also believe that taking some time out can be as good for you as it is for the person that you are caring for. 

MercyCare can offer a number of different services;

  • In-house respite care – MercyCare can provide a regular support worker to undertake some of the work that you would normally do within the home, such as domestic duties or providing company for your loved one.
  • Social support – this can include taking your loved one to appointments, social outings or simply going for a walk around the park.
  • Social Centre – MercyCare’s McAuley House is a vibrant and friendly social day centre for people to come and take part in outings, resume a hobby or be involved in local community events.
  • Flexible day and overnight respite – MercyCare’s Davis House offers respite to carers who support someone living with dementia.

All of our respite services offer a flexible approach to meet the needs of you and your loved one.


Is there a cost?

Most of the services we offer are funded by the Government through either Home and Community Care (HACC) or Home Care Packages (HCP). Our team can advise you on any applicable fees.


How do I access MercyCare's Respite services for carers?

MercyCare can offer multiple options to help support you in your role. Let our experienced staff guide you. We can advise you on eligibility criteria and assessment processes depending on your specific needs.

Phone us: (08) 9442 3498

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