Caring for someone living with dementia or memory loss can leave you little time to care for yourself so it is important to take a break to re-energise.

The ECH Short Stay Respite Centre at Henley Beach can help you do this by providing a safe and comfortable environment for the person you care for. Guests can stay for one night, a few days or a few weeks depending on your needs.

The centre has been custom designed to meet the needs of people living with dementia or cognitive decline by combining professional care, modern accommodation and recreational activities.

It features nine rooms with private ensuite, wall-mounted television, state-of-the-art security and contemporary furnishings. Guests can enjoy time alone or interact with others in the welcoming living area and adjoining Day Program, which offers a range of activities.

You can feel comfortable knowing that attentive staff are on hand 24 hours to provide the same high level of care that you do at home.

What is included?

With all meals, refreshments and linen provided, guests only need to bring their own clothes, toiletries and any personal affects they would like with them.

If you would like to stay with the person you care for during their first night at the centre to make sure you both feel comfortable, then please contact ECH to find out more about the options available.

Guests are usually aged 65 years and over, however younger people are also welcome.

To learn more about the ECH Short Stay Respite Centre and funding options, call ECH on 1300 275 324 or email