Respite care is important for carers. Respite may be provided at home, in a community centre or residential aged care facility.
At Lady of Grace Aged Care, we offer Respite Care. We offer short term respite stays to allow carers and families to have a break. To qualify for Respite Care an aged care assessment (ACAT) must be obtained with Respite Care as an option.
Respite Care is available for 63 days in each financial year. An extension to this period can be obtained by special application.
Respite Care is beneficial not only to the carer but also to the person receiving respite. The person receiving respite services receives social contact with many other residents and staff, activities during the day as well as assistance from staff to support their specific care and service needs.
For more information visit: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/Publishing.nsf/Content/ageing-carers-respite.htm