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Taking a break

A caring role is often stressful and no matter how strong and capable you think your carer is, they will need regular time out to recharge their physical and mental batteries.

Day programmes are a great option to allow carers time out to take a break, while offering older people an opportunity to connect with a like-minded community, socialise in a stimulating environment and participate in meaningful activities. There is a range of day programmes (including those subsidised by Te Whatu Ora) and social activities across New Zealand, including those that cater specifically for people with dementia.

Respite/short term care is another option to give carers time away. This type of temporary care is usually provided in a rest home or other residential care facility and is accessed via an assessment approved by your NASC/older person’s service. In some parts of the country, there is a high demand for respite care, so it pays to have a shortlist of care homes that offer it – start searching care homes in your region that offer respite care.

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Home help & personal care
  • Nationwide
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Respite / short term care
  • 707 Duke Street
  • Mahora
  • Hastings

Respite / short term care
  • 262 Fairway Drive
  • Te Kamo
  • Whangarei

Respite / short term care
  • 134 Hamurana Road
  • Omokoroa
  • Omokoroa
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Respite / short term care
  • 40 Head Street
  • Sumner
  • Christchurch

Respite / short term care
  • 1 Lady Isaac Way
  • Mairehau
  • Christchurch
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Respite / short term care
  • 562 Grey Street
  • Hamilton East
  • Hamilton
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Respite / short term care
  • 202 Kamo Road
  • Whau Valley
  • Whangarei

Home help & personal care
  • Cashmere
  • Christchurch

Respite / short term care
  • 154 Riccarton Road
  • Riccarton
  • Christchurch

Respite / short term care
  • 62 Aldwins Road
  • Phillipstown
  • Christchurch
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Respite / short term care
  • 61 Bollard Road, RD 3
  • Tamahere
  • Hamilton
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Respite / short term care
  • 8 Clifford Avenue
  • Bishopdale
  • Nelson

Respite / short term care
  • 25 Heta Road
  • Highlands Park
  • New Plymouth
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Respite / short term care
  • 220 Brougham Street
  • Sydenham
  • Christchurch

Respite / short term care
  • 123 Fendalton Road
  • Fendalton
  • Christchurch

Home help & personal care
  • 35 Robert Street
  • Whangārei
  • Whangārei

Day & social programmes
  • Private Bag 1921
  • City Centre
  • Dunedin
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Respite / short term care
  • 78A Avenue Road
  • West End
  • Timaru

Respite / short term care
  • 112 Carmichael Road
  • Bethlehem
  • Tauranga
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Day & social programmes
  • 61 Bollard Road, RD 3
  • Tamahere
  • Hamilton

Day & social programmes
  • 44 Bealey Avenue
  • Christchurch Central
  • Christchurch

Culture led services
  • 82 Gracechurch Drive
  • Dannemora
  • Auckland

Day & social programmes
  • 17 Rugby Street
  • Levin
  • Levin

Culture led services
  • 14 Spring Street
  • Onehunga
  • Auckland
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Respite / short term care
  • 15 Telford Street
  • Merrilands
  • New Plymouth

Culture led services
  • Auckland

Day & social programmes
  • 1 Hennessy Place
  • Spreydon
  • Christchurch

Respite / short term care
  • 383 Highgate
  • Roslyn
  • Dunedin

Respite / short term care
  • 15 Dunblane Street
  • Maori Hill
  • Dunedin

Respite / short term care
  • 148 Meadowbank Road
  • Meadowbank
  • Auckland
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Respite / short term care
  • 16 Anvers Place
  • Hoon Hay
  • Christchurch

Formal groups & organisations
  • 55 Hutt Road
  • Petone
  • Lower Hutt
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Respite / short term care
  • 29 Messines Road
  • Karori
  • Wellington

Respite / short term care
  • 135 Awatea Road
  • Wigram
  • Christchurch
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  • 30 Elizabeth Grove
  • Stratford
  • Stratford
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Respite / short term care
  • 118 Waipuna Road East
  • Mount Wellington
  • Auckland

Respite / short term care
  • 288 Woodham Road
  • Linwood
  • Christchurch

Day & social programmes
  • 35 Church Street
  • Masterton
  • Masterton

Respite / short term care
  • 5 Corbett Crescent
  • Halswell
  • Christchurch