Welcome to the RESTED Program.
The RESTED Program is designed to provide an introduction to respite and is for both the person living with dementia, and the person caring for them. The program is open to couples, family carers, and friends. Anyone caring for a person living with dementia can access this program.
RESTED offers a 2-nights and 3-day Program creating peer support networks and positive respite experiences. Our focus will be person centred and holistic, focusing on the skills and knowledge that you need to care for someone living with dementia at home now and into the future.
You will gain a support network, as well as knowledge and tools to ensure that you care for yourself during your caring role.
The person living with dementia will have the opportunity to meet peers, to take part in planned engagement opportunities, as well as socialise in a beautiful part of the Yarra Valley.
The RESTED Program is hosted in beautiful self contained accommodation in the Yarra Valley. Venues are chosen for their retreat style facilities, so that you are both experiencing a true break and a little pampering whilst taking part in the program.
Where possible accommodation will be inclusive of en-suite facilities, with separate recreational and meeting areas. There will be plenty of time to socialise with other participants, and staff will be available at all times to chat one one one with anyone.
The program starts on arrival mid morning on a Tuesday, and our guests leave mid morning on the Thursday, giving us 2 full days to learn, laugh and share together.
Our first Program runs in August 2023
Subsequent programs will be listed here and updated regularly
Please feel free to contact us for more information or to register your interest
Contact Sarah on 03 9727 2222