Carers provide older people with the gift of independence and being able to remain living in their own communities and homes for longer. They are passionate, patient and have hearts of gold. So when a carer cannot be there, Cultura provides respite services that ensure older people feel right at home.
Where is this respite located?
Cultura’s respite care is the perfect option when a carer is on leave or needs to recharge. We have two individual rooms available for short-term respite care, which allow carers up to eight weeks of respite per year.
Bella Chara - supported residential service
Bella Chara, Cultura’s supported residential service, offers beautiful respite rooms with private ensuites, balconies and around the clock care provided by professional staff.
Respite residents are warmly welcomed into the Cultura community and can participate in the exciting wellbeing program, while taking advantage of the wonderful facilities available in the North Geelong precinct.
For regular respite residents, a stay at Cultura provides a welcome opportunity to catch up with friends and become familiar with Cultura should more permanent care be required in the future.
Highton House – respite care
Highton House opened in March 2021, and provides centre-based day respite in a welcoming and homely environment. Meals have been shared together, competition has been fierce, new skills have been learned and shared, muscles have been moved and most importantly, many wonderful friendships have been formed.
The day program includes the Mindful Moves program on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and engaging activities that introduce opportunities to explore new talents and revisit old ones.
Additionally, a complimentary Mindful Moves program also operates out of Highton House, funded through the government’s CHSP program. This program focuses on movement and wellbeing as well as activities guided by our participant’s individual interests.
To attend the Centre Based Respite or Mindful Moves CHSP program you will require a referral and assessment through My Aged Care, please call 1800 200 422.
Existing Cultura Home Care Package consumers can speak to their Wellbeing Coordinator to discuss participation at Highton House.
Please complete the ‘Get In Touch’ form to find out more.