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Respite Care

Respite Care encompasses the provision of short-term care, offering a valuable opportunity for the dedicated individual who cares for you to take a well-deserved break, recharge their energies, and restore their own well-being.

Additionally, Respite Care serves as a means to provide supplemental care following a hospital stay, ensuring a smooth transition and continued support.

At McKenzie Healthcare, we fully empathize with the profound commitment and tireless effort required to provide unwavering care for someone who depends on us. We wholeheartedly recognize the critical need for caregivers to prioritize their own well-being, allowing for moments of rest, rejuvenation, and self-care. As the familiar saying goes, "You can't pour from an empty cup."


Within the realm of our compassionate services, we are proud to introduce our Respite Care program. It is a dedicated opportunity for you, the devoted caregiver, to take the time you rightfully deserve to replenish your physical, emotional, and mental reserves. During this period, you can rest assured that we will extend the highest level of care and utmost respect to your cherished loved one. Their well-being will remain our unwavering priority.


Respite care, however, encompasses more than just the caregiver's respite. It serves as an invaluable chance for our guests to encounter a change of scenery, embrace new connections, and embark on exciting adventures. In our nurturing environment, they will have the opportunity to engage with fellow residents, forging meaningful relationships and fostering a sense of community. We believe in promoting holistic well-being, and our Respite Care program allows us to do just that.


McKenzie HealthCare offers a fully funded Respite bed through our collaboration with the South Canterbury District Health Board. This partnership enables us to extend our services to individuals who may benefit from a stay in our facility. To secure a respite bed with us, we kindly recommend initiating a conversation with your trusted general practitioner. They will be able to guide you through the referral process to the Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC). Alternatively, if you are currently receiving services from NASC, please do not hesitate to reach out to them directly. Their dedicated team will be more than happy to provide further assistance and support.


At McKenzie HealthCare, we are driven by a profound dedication to ensuring the well-being of both caregivers and their loved ones. We understand the unique challenges you face and are committed to providing a nurturing sanctuary where everyone can thrive. Allow us to be a part of your respite journey—a journey that rejuvenates, restores, and celebrates the human spirit. Together, we can create an environment of compassion, support, and growth.

For more information on Respite care please follow these links;

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