Residential Respite care (also known as ‘short-term care’) can be a form of care support for you and your carer when you need some help or a break. Residential Respite Care provides accommodation and care for people who are currently living at home and being cared for by family or other carers. This is provided in a purpose built and designed home supported by professional staff, including registered nurses at all time to ensure that clinical and daily care needs and preferences are met.
Respite provides family or carers an opportunity to take a holiday or break and for people requiring care to experience residential aged care accommodation and services. It can be provided for planned periods or for emergency situations and is for a fixed period of time. Examples of where residential respite is used includes when the family member or carer are unwell or unable to provide care for any other health reasons
Residential respite care can be offered to you on a planned or emergency basis. If you need help from your carer every day, you may need to have a short stay in an aged care home.
To access respite care, you will ﬁrst need a free assessment with a member of an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). This requires a simple referral process where a health professional will visit the home to complete the assessment. Call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 to be referred for a free assessment. Eligible clients can access up to 63 days of respite care each financial year, this can be used flexibly throughout the year. Autumn Aged Care are experts in providing residential aged care services with 24/7 registered nursing management leading clinical excellence.
Autumn Aged Care are experts in providing residential aged care services with 24/7 registered nursing management leading clinical excellence.
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