What is Residential Respite?
Respite is short-term care in an aged care facility. Like permanent residents, respite residents receive full time care and participate in daily activities within the facility, including all meals and social programs. Two weeks is usually an optimal length of time to experience all that aged care living has to offer.
Respite care can provide many benefits, including:
– a break for carers
– transition between hospital and returning home
– community and socialisation for those usually isolated at home
– a trial of residential aged care before making a permanent transition, including opportunities to connect with others who are already living in the facility
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.