Day and Short Stay Respite Care

Respite care allows family members and carers to take a break from their constant care role, or provides short term care for those without a carer at home.

Caring for a loved one who is suffering a long term or life-limiting illness takes dedication, hard work and commitment.
It can be very isolating and carers are often left feeling unsupported, and physically and emotionally drained.

Anam Cara House Colac supports home carers and those being cared for by providing respite care, lightening the load for all involved. With trained staff and volunteers, carers can be assured their loved one is receiving the care they need in a warm and welcoming home-like setting.

There are no expectations of guests and you may participate in the various activities on offer, or simply rest and read, enjoying the magnificent views and surrounds.

Day Respite Care

Our day hospice programme operates on the following days.

  • Tuesday 10am to 3pm
  • Wednesday 10am to 3pm
  • Thursday 10am to 3pm

All guests receive morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Short Stay Respite Care

Our 5 bedroom purpose built hospice ensures you will receive personalised care that suits your individual care needs. As a smaller facility, our staff have the flexibility to tailor your stay to closely mirror your home routine.