Caring for a love one can be demanding at times, so it's important to also look after yourself as a carer. Respite care can be planned so you can get out and about and enjoy an activity. Respite care can be beneficial for both parties. Carers receive a well-deserved break while you have the opportunity to meet a support worker and do something together that you enjoy, such as having a coffee or getting out to see a movie.

How we can help

Our services include:

  • In-home respite – appropriate company provided in the comfort of your own home
  • Centre based respite – structured activities which usually take place at a day centre/club
  • Community respite – provides activities and outings for independence and social interaction
  • Emergency respite – can be community based or in an aged care home
  • Residential respite – short stay in an aged care home, can be planned or emergency basis

Supporting you

AccessCare can organise respite care as needed or include it as part of your regular care plan. Care may be required for just a few hours, a few days or for longer periods as and when needed.

Emergency temporary care is also available in a variety of ways from in-home respite, where a suitably matched carer comes into the home for a few hours to relieve the carer, through to short stays in residential care if carers or family members have a trip planned.

Aged Care Advisers can dicuss the different types of respite care available and will choose the most appropriate care which suits your need and situation. 

James is an exceptional support worker who attends to whatever is needed during the respite service - Jordan