Staying at Home
A complimentary overnight carer wellbeing and respite program for carers and people living with dementia.
Helping people who live with dementia to stay at home longer
With a strong focus on wellbeing and self-care, Staying at Home equips carers to navigate the complexities and challenges of supporting a person living with dementia.
Designed as an overnight retreat over two nights and three days, you will join other carers and people living with dementia in a supportive peer environment.
- Person living with dementia, 60 years or older and they have a dementia diagnosis within the first 2 years.
- One carer participant to accompany a person living with dementia; either a partner, daughter, son or friend.
Activities for cottage guests
Loved ones living with dementia will be introduced to one of our overnight respite cottages. Together with our compassionate and specialist care team, they will explore meaningful activities including day outings, arts activities, meal preparation, and plenty more.
Because our cottages are small, welcoming suburban homes, we have the flexibility to offer creative, individualised care in a relaxing environment.
Take a virtual tour of Candlebark Cottage
Our overnight respite cottages are purposely designed and suitable for people living with dementia.
A home away from home
We care for your loved one on a short-term basis so that you can have some quality time to yourself. The person you care for will be well looked after by our compassionate and professionally trained team with expertise in dementia care.
I was blown away attending the Staying at Home Program. I was so stimulated and enjoyed the conversations with all the great team from HammondCare. I actually found the “old” me. I felt I was valued for who I was as a person, it took years off me overnight! I now walk with a bit of a spring in my step.
Pam, participant and carer
I enjoyed the company of those who shared the programme and related easily with them. Thank you for all you do to make life easier for us.
Ivy, participant and carer
The comparison of experiences was valuable.
Michael, participant and carer
Program locations and dates
|Candlebark Overnight Respite Cottage, Goulburn
|13 February - 15 February 2024
|Mudyigaali Overnight Respite Cottage, Dubbo
|26 March - 28 March 2024
|Sinclair Overnight Respite Cottage, Miranda
|16 April - 18 April 2024
|Jean Marion Overnight Respite Cottage, Narara
|30 April - 2 May 2024