Respite Home

Pacific Homecare offers support for caregivers and independent living for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) clients in a new sub-division of Flat Bush in South Auckland.

The home aims to give caregivers of clients aged 18 and older a breather from their demanding schedules and to provide clients with the quality of living they need and deserve. The ultimate goal from this venture is for the clients to gain their independence.

New challenges arise in homes as people with special needs get older, and dynamics change, placing pressure on caregivers, and other residents within the home. Selected clients will enter the respite home – either short-term to give caregivers at home a breather – or long-term, depending on the needs of individual clients.

A PHC Support Worker is present at the respite home 24-hours a day, seven days a week and they help implement each client’s seven-day care plan. We work with our clients’ families, discover what our clients like doing and cater for them in this plan. The PHC Support Worker accompanies the clients on outings which are included in their weekly plan.

While the respite home is only for men – as ASD clients are predominantly male – there are hopes in the future to provide a space for female clients also.

Clients who have not lived away from home before undergo a three-month review, whereas clients used to residential care will be reviewed every six months.