What is Residential Respite?
Residential respite care provides very important short breaks for carers and the people they care for. Respite allows the person you care for to have a temporary stay in an aged care home where they will be looked after by experienced and qualified staff.
What are the benefits of Respite Care?
Caring for someone comes with unrelenting challenges, demands and expectations. This constant provision of care can leave you feeling very tired. Respite breaks are designed to help you unwind and recover while someone else provides care to your loved one. We appreciate that it can be difficult to agree to a respite break, but our experience tells us that both you and the person you are caring for will benefit from this time of refreshment.
For the Person who provides Care:
As a provider of constant care, there may be a number of reasons you may need a break. The respite break can:
- Allow time for all important rest and relaxation
- Give you time to have a holiday, or visit family and friends
- Help to restore your physical health and well-being.
For the Person Receiving Care:
There are also benefits for the person being cared for, including:
- Promotes independence
- Provides social interaction with a range of other people in similar circumstances
- Offers the opportunity to participate in a great range of activities
- May assist the transition from home into permanent care.
Day Respite Program
This program is designed for carers who provide unpaid care to an older or frail family member to have time out, attend appointments or participate in other activities.
Day Respite Program offers;
- Social activities
- Nursing and care staff to assist with personal and medical care needs
- Access to allied health, hairdressing and other services can also be arranged directly with the facility
- Program is available Monday to Friday with flexible attendance hours.