Olive Grove House is Olivet Care’s Centre-based Respite program for aged people living in the community
The program is designed for those who live at home in the community and would like to participate in interesting activities. It’s also a fantastic opportunity for carers to take a break while knowing their loved ones are in a positive, safe, and supportive environment.
Olive Grove House has differing groups over the course of the week to meet each individual’s needs
Who can attend?
Who is eligible?
Olive Grove House is open to people who are frail, older clients aged 65 years and over (or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people) and who are registered with My Aged Care and who have been assessed.
At Olivet Care's day programs, there is something for everyone
Each client who attends Olive Grove House is treated as an individual and helping them to maintain their independence is as important to our staff as is the them.
Our programs are run by skilled and experienced staff and provide group-based activities in a relaxed environment. Staff work with clients and develop activities that promote wellness, reablement, and restorative care approaches.
A variety of activities are offered which are based on those that attend interests. If you don’t want to join you don’t have to. You are free to make choices about the activities you would like to do and whether or not you wish to join.
Day Program Activities
Olivet Day Programs have a wide range of activities which can include:
Olive Grove House operates Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:30am and 4:00pm with flexibility if needed.
“It’s a place to have fun and make good friends”
Day Program Fees
Olive Grove House can be accessed for as little as $17.00 per day, including a two course hot lunch.
Costs will depend on frequency of attendance and your Home Care Package status.
We can provide transport within a 10km radius of Olivet (in our wheelchair-equipped minibus, driven by trained carers).
Transport is subject to availability.
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions regarding the Olivet Day Programs.
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The cost will depend on the funding you are currently receiving. If you have a referral through My Aged Care for Centre Based Respite the cost of the service be $17.00. If you are currently in receipt of a Home Care package, the cost of the service is $135 which is invoiced to your home care package provider. The cost of the meal and transport (where provided) is included in this fee.
Our programs are run by skilled and experienced staff and provide group-based activities in a relaxed environment. Staff work with clients and develop activities that promotes wellness, reablement and restorative care approaches.
A variety of activities are offered which are based on those that attend interests.
Yes, clients are encouraged to bring their walking aids with them at all times. Staff will remind and encourage your mum to bring her walking frame and prompt her to use it throughout the day whilst she is at the day centre.
All meals are cooked on site at Olivet care’s kitchen. Dietary requirements are catered for.
Olive Grove House is open to people who are frail, older clients aged 65 years and over (or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people) as follows:
- People with a diagnosis of dementia or an associated disorder that causes memory loss or confusion.
- Frail older people.
- Socially isolated people.
- Clients are accepted from all religious, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, irrespective of gender, disability or capacity to pay fees.
- An Aged Care Assessment is necessary.
- Carers of the above who may require respite from their caring role.
Olivet Day Programs are perfect for
Improves mood, cognition, and memory recall! Consistent social interactions are associated with healthy behaviours, improve longevity and reduce the chance of stress and isolation.
A Sense of Community
Having strong community support promotes quality of life, social inclusion, and advocates for those who need their voice to be heard on issues that are important in the journey towards aging.
As people get older friendships can become a stronger predictor of health and happiness as friends make us feel valued and accepted. Let new friendships blossom naturally at Olivet.
The community at Olivet Care welcome you!
Our day programs are perfect for those looking to join a supportive community, make new connections and engage in regular fun activities. Our friendly team is here to answer all your questions.Enquire Now