Respite care is to relieve full time carers of people who are sick or terminally ill.
For more information contact Territory Palliative Care.
Alice Springs Respite Day Care House is a day centre that provides support and care for people with a chronic disease needing full time care while their carer can take a break.
Respite staff will provide the following:
- help administer prescribed medication - patients must bring their own medication
- food and refreshments
- bathing and showering
- social support.
You need a referral from your doctor or health service to use the respite house.
For more information call (08) 8951 6762.
The Hospice is a specialised 12 bed short-stay unit at the Royal Darwin Hospital that has limited ability to provide respite care in the last months of life.
Last updated: 18 May 2016