Depending on room availability, Eldercare may be able to provide short-term respite care, including convalescent care after hospitalisation.
Depending on room availability, Eldercare may be able to provide short-term respite care, including convalescent care to aid in recovery after hospitalisation. Respite care can be planned (e.g. if a carer is taking a holiday), or unplanned (e.g. if a carer has a medical emergency and is temporarily unable to fulfil their caring obligations).
Caring for a parent or older family member at home is rewarding but can take a physical and mental toll. Residential respite care enables you to take short breaks from your caring responsibilities to look after your own health and wellbeing, knowing your loved one is safe and cared for. They will receive around-the-clock care from our skilled and attentive staff including home-cooked meals and the opportunity to meet new friends and participate in activities that form part of our lifestyle program.
Residential respite care may also be an option for people who are recovering from a stay in hospital before going home or moving into aged care permanently. It offers an adjustment period that can make for a smoother transition into permanent care if that is required immediately or in the future.
Eldercare offers a minimum respite stay of four weeks at a time. The cost of respite care is based on the basic daily care fee for the length of the stay. This is set by the Australian Government which is equivalent to 85% of the single Centrelink aged pension.
Respite care recipients must be assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). For more information, call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or go to www.myagedcare.gov.au.
Once you have obtained an ACAT assessment, you can enquire online or contact our admissions team on 1300 925 414 to discuss your individual circumstances and enquire about room availability.