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A New Era for Willmette

Following the decommissioning of our Carlingford site, our day and overnight respite centre for older Australians, people living with dementia and their carers was relocated to Kellyville in early March 2018.

The new Willmette is a modern home that has been modified to include custom features for its guests.  It has increased capacity including a room for couples, and unlike many other overnight respite homes, it offers both short-term, weekend and day-stay care.

According to a recent survey by peak body Carers Australia there is a high demand for both planned and emergency respite care places across Australia, with respite services for high care and dementia support in particular demand[i]. This national shortage of suitable respite care beds means that many carers don’t get the regular breaks they need to recharge their own batteries.

BaptistCare Willmette has been providing day and overnight respite services to the Parramatta, Hills, and Cumberland communities for more than 12 years. The house offers care services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and includes four individual rooms and a room for couples that are all beautifully furnished.