Hospice Services


Northern Respite Care Services

Northern Respite Care Service is auspiced by the Lyell McEwin Regional Volunteer Association Inc.

Our aim is to provide a respite service in order to help carers maintain their role with maximum independence. By meeting the needs of both the carers and the care recipient in their own home, a possible early admission to aged care facility may be avoided. Ultimately, The quality of life for both is maintained and even enhanced.

To achieve the outcome, the program relies upon the commitment of a dedicated team of volunteers who provide services to the ‘cared for’ individual so the carer can have a break from the caring process.

Volunteers are fully trained and screened to provide the companionship and support appropriate to the needs of the carer and care recipent. Once matched, your volunteer carer will visit your loved one on a regular basis at times agreeable to all parties.

Becoming a Volunteer

New volunteers are regularly welcomed into the program.

What we expect from you:

  • Attend training relevant to your role
  • Genuine interest in working with the aged and/or people with desabilities
  • Ability to commit per week or fortnight on a regular basis
  • Honest and trustworthiness
  • Ability to work independently in a community setting

What you can expect from us:

  • Comprehensive training, including first aid
  • Support from a friendly team of volunteers and staff
  • High job satisfaction
  • Opportunity to help others in their community
  • Reimbursement for out of pocket expenses
  • Appreciation and recognition for your contribution
  • No personal care work is involved

To learn more about volunteer opportunities in respite care, please contact our volunteer recruitment team, 8182 0261

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