Transitioning into retirement is one of life’s biggest changes, so it’s never too early to start thinking about what life after work might look like for you.
Respite care is all about giving you and your caregiver short breaks. We provide short term respite within the comfort of your own home or at our country cottage in the Perth hills. Talk to our team about personalised support to meet your needs.
Care in your home
Flexible respite can be provided in your home or in the community. It may include assistance with daily living activities, such as personal hygiene, meal preparation, medication management and mobility support. This service is provided under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme .
Overnight care (Cottage Respite)
Nestled in the Perth Hills, Milperra cottage is available for short-term respite and provides professional and personalised care for guests who are ageing or living with dementia.
Guests love the relaxing environment which allows the flexibility to choose activities to suit their routine and needs.
Guests enjoy the following:
- Home cooked meals to suit their tastes.
- 24-hour support, 7 days a week.
- Qualified staff experienced in assisting people who are ageing and/or living with dementia.
- Private room with access to a shared dining and lounge area.
- Outings in the local community.
- Flexibility to stay for between 3 to 14 nights (may be extended in some circumstances).
Take a look inside
“Milperra Cottage is a credit to you all. You consistently provided a safe, clean and happy environment every time Mum went there. How lucky are we in the Hills to have this place in our community.
The care given to Mum was everything and more. The staff at Milperra Cottage are all beautiful, caring and always put Mums needs first. They are all amazing people that truly care about the residents and are amazing at their job.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Milperra has 3 private bedrooms with adjustable beds and shared bathroom/toilet facilities. Our dining and living areas are communal areas, and we provide home cooked meals tailored to the preferences of our guests.
There are numerous leisure activities available including reading materials, TV’s with access to multiple streaming programs, easy access gardens and outings are arranged when possible.
We have locked gate and fencing around the property. However, it may be best to discuss your situation with one of our team if you require a secure environment.
Milperra can cater for a range of care needs, including guests on HCP level 4. Guests must require minimal assistance with ADL’s (prompting and supervision are available at all times).
Milperra cannot provide any kind of nursing or wound care during respite (though we are happy for HCP provider to arrange external services to be delivered within our facility where necessary).
We cannot accommodate guests who use oxygen therapy, or those who require hoist or two-person transfers. Guests in a wheelchair must be able to transfer with standby assistance only.
Our staff are unable to administer any subcutaneous medications (such as insulin for diabetic clients). We can verbally prompt clients to do this for themselves or other arrangements may be made via your HCP package.