Carers, take a break – you deserve it!

McKenzie will take care of your loved one while you take a break.

Caring for a family member comes with many rewards. Equally, it can come with some challenges, which have most recently been highlighted throughout this pandemic.

At McKenzie, we’re family-owned and we understand that family members, who are unpaid carers, may feel like no one else can do what they do; that they put the needs of the person they care for before their own; that they often feel guilty taking a break from their caring role.

However, we also understand it is vitally important for carers to look after themselves too.

Which is why, as a carer, you can feel assured that while you take some time for yourself, your loved one will be well cared for by our professional and experienced staff in short-term respite. Know that while at McKenzie, we will care for your loved one as only a family could.

When you choose a McKenzie home, you choose to keep your loved one safe, healthy, and in a secure environment, where they are cared for and cared about. We will work with you to develop an individualised care plan that incorporates your loved one’s current routine and what they may want from the care they receive.

Following a respite stay Luis, a family member of a McKenzie resident said: “My dad was very happy with the attention to detail from everyone, especially the nurses. He was very happy with the activities organised.”

As Luis discovered, the McKenzie staff take the time to get to know who the residents are and what they enjoy, so we can ensure we give them the best experience possible during their stay with us.

Just like family, McKenzie Respite Care is there when you need it. Respite can be organised for planned holidays, while recuperating from an illness or hospital stay or for when you just need some time to rest and rejuvenate – and remember, it’s ok for you to take that time.

If you are a carer who needs a break, please give us a call on 1300 899 222 to speak with one of our dedicated team members to discuss how we can support you and your loved one, or visit

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