Respite supports carers to take a temporary break from their usual care responsibilities.
Whether a carer needs support for a few hours, or a longer stay (including overnight stays), we offer a range of flexible, short or long-term respite options to suit varying needs.
Respite care also benefits individuals who are being cared for by offering opportunities for socialisation and engagement with others outside of their home. During their stay, they have the option to participate in different activities designed to suit their interests and help them enjoy time with others.
Respite care is usually planned in advance and can be provided in the individual’s home, dedicated respite centres or in residential aged care homes.
For emergency respite care, call Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737.