Day Respite Centre
In recent years a Day Respite Service was established for persons affected
by HD living in Brisbane and adjacent areas. This service benefits clients
and carers alike.
The Day Respite Service operates at the HD Centre at Annerley
with approximately 20 clients participating overall. Transport is provided
for all clients attending the Centres.
The Day Respite program provides a range of activities, within the clients'
capability, designed to enhance quality of life and maintain interpersonal,
physical and manual skills for as long as possible. The daily program
also includes therapies such as physical exercises and relaxation, intellectual
stimulation, a nutritious meal, monitoring of the client's general health
and outings such as indoor bowling.
Family Support Groups
Family Support Groups have been established throughout Queensland.
Regular informal family meetings are held where interesting and informative
topics, ideas and experiences are discussed. Guest speakers may be invited
or general discussions are held on topics related to HD. For information
about meeting times and places, please contact the HD Centre on telephone
Staff and volunteers facilitate short Respite Holidays for HD affected
persons, offering a welcome change of routine and activity and also providing
their carers with respite. Held throughout the year, these respite holidays
are an extremely positive experience for both helpers and clients.
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