guests, including the frail aged, intellectually delayed and those with dementia
In 1994 we began holding three-day ‘options camps’ (community camps for Wyong and Gosford) with guests coming from Adssi (Aged & Disability Support Services) and later in the Hunter Area Health. These respite camps catered for a variety of different guests, including the frail aged, intellectually delayed, those with dementia, and the young disabled. Since then, the number has grown.
Split into two groups
In 2018 these respites were split into two groups:
Activities at these respites can include – barbeques, bingo, bus trips, cooking, craft, discussion groups, games, hand and foot massages, and live entertainment. Our program team ensures all guests enjoy a wide variety of enjoyable, entertaining, and relaxing activities. Also, plenty of free time allows guests to mingle and enjoy friendship with each other.
Camp Breakaway’s professional kitchen staff provide a wide variety of meals and often cater to guests with special dietary needs, i.e., diabetic, gluten-free, vegan.
Camp Breakaway employs registered nurses and certificate III and IV staff to look after seniors retreat guests. Care also includes providing companionship during their stay, attending to their oral hygiene, and assistance with showering, dressing and meals.