What we do
Need a break
Lighthouse Disability offers a form of support called respite care for children and adults, through which carers can take time out to recover energy levels or to focus on other matters.
Under these circumstances the person living with disability is welcomed into temporary accommodation in a Lighthouse Disability respite house, run by friendly staff who are trained in the care of people with complex needs. For the person living with disability, respite care offers a change from life at home that may present opportunities to get to make new friends, learn new things and try out new activities.
As with our fulltime supported accommodation service, we offer around-the-clock care tailored to individuals’ needs to help them maximise control of their lives, express their personalities and fulfill their potentials – all within the warm homely environments of suburban household settings.
Visits and calls from family and friends are very welcome.
Our respite care service
Lighthouse Disability has a number of respite care homes across the north-eastern suburbs.
Meals, laundry and use of all household facilities are covered by a low-cost daily board and lodging fee. Towels and bed linen are provided as part of the service also.
To access this service please contact us on 8256 9800. We will arrange a meeting to discuss your needs and provide a quote for the planned stay.
Preparing for respite care
You will need to bring:
- Clothing appropriate for the activities planned and the weather
- Any medications in use
- Any home comforts that would help make their stay enjoyable
- Money to cover recreational activities and outings where entry fees apply.
For people who are on medication, a Medication Form needs to be completed by a doctor detailing what medication is taken and how often. This form must accompany the person going into respite and the medication must be in original packaging or blister pack.
If necessary, Lighthouse Disability will collect additional information about health needs so that we can develop a health care plan. You can help by taking forms provided by us to your doctor to fill out and returning them to us.
People going into respite care will be able to do many of the leisure activities they do at home, and there may be some new ones to try.
Knowing what people like to do in their leisure time will help us to make their stay more enjoyable. You can help by filling in our Recreational Preference form, and where possible, we will make those activities available.
Lighthouse Disability also organises regular social events at other venues like Boom Box (our monthly disco), our Karaoke Night, and Annual Picnic where people in respite can get out and have fun with others.
We also organise outings to venues such as cinemas and bowling alleys where admission charges apply. Before the respite stay, we will discuss the recreation activities planned so you will know how much money, if any, is required.
If you would like to learn more about any aspects of Lighthouse Disability’s Respite Service, please contact us on 8256 9800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org