Catholic Healthcare is offering 28 days free respite throughout December and January at a number of our residential aged care homes. Our free respite offer waives the usual basic daily care fee of $49.42 and includes residential accommodation in a single or shared room depending availability. All respite residents will have access to our care staff including registered nurses. With registered nursing care, all meals prepared daily onsite and a range of recreational activities, our respite program provides the confidence that our residents will receive the care they need, in a supportive home-like environment. Free respite care is available at  Holy Spirit (Croydon), Holy Spirit (Revesby), Lewisham Nursing Home, Lewisham Hostel, Percy Miles (Kirrawee), St Anne’s (Hunters Hill). Free respite care is also available at Bodington (Blue Mountains), Holy Spirit (Dubbo), St Francis (Grafton), St Mary’s (Dubbo), Maranatha Lodge (Batehaven), St John’s Villa (Newcastle), St Joseph’s (Coffs Harbour), St Augustine’s (Coffs Harbour)

Have a question about Respite Care?

1. What is respite care?
As a carer, from time to time you may need a small break from your carer or caring duties. You may have other commitments that take you away from your carer role for a short period. These small breaks can be as little as few hours in a day up-to months depending on the individual's care needs. Contact our Customer Relations team on 1300 151 976 for details and assistance regarding respite care bookings with Catholic Healthcare.
2. How long is this free respite care for?
This limited offer of free respite care is for 28 days throughout December (2017) and January (2018). Available at 14 Catholic Healthcare location both in Metro and Regional NSW. See the list of locations offering free respite care below. Call our Customer Relations team Monday to Friday, from 9.00am to 5.00pm on 1300 151 976. Our team will be able to assist you in starting the assessment process with My Aged Care.
3. How do I book free respite care with Catholic Healthcare ?
To book free respite care in one of our 14 locations, simply call our Customer Relations team on 1300 151 976, Monday to Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm.
4. Benefits of respite care
Respite care doesn't mean that you are not doing a good enough job or you no longer care for your loved one. You may need to take a break from your caring duties as it can sometimes be stressful and draining, both mentally and physically. A loved one may need extra time to recover after a hospital admission, you may need time to go on a vacation or you may simply need time to yourself to re-energize and rejuvenate. A short break from your caring duties will enable you to come back refreshed and provide the best care for your loved one.
5. Am I guaranteed the free respite care?
Admission into our free respite care is based on the assessment of the My Aged Care team and based on the clinical assessment of our local Catholic Healthcare teams. Some locations may not have specialised care staff or the resources available to accommodate any specialist care needs your loved ones may require. Our Customer Relations team will be able to help you with details in regards to your needs, you can call them on 1300 151 976.

Locations Offering Free Respite Care (Dec - Jan)

Holy Spirit (Croydon)

Holy Spirit Croydon is a beautifully designed boutique home in Croydon that is conveniently located next to The Brighton retirement village and Croydon Health Centre.

Holy Spirit Aged Care (Revesby)

Holy Spirit Aged Care in Revesby offers comfortable accommodation in a home-like setting with a lovely garden area to enjoy.

Lewisham Nursing Home

One of Sydney's most historic residential aged care services, Lewisham Nursing Home offers quality care and a wide range of social activities that includes arts and crafts programs, rooftop terrace luncheons and a visiting pet program.

Percy Miles Villa (Kirrawee)

A warm and homely residential service, situated in the quiet Kirrawee bushland, Percy Miles Villa accommodates up to 40 residents in comfortable private rooms with ensuites.

St Anne's Aged Care (Hunters Hill)

Situated in picturesque Hunters Hill, St Anne’s Aged Care has been providing care and accommodation to the local community for nearly three decades.

Bodington (Wentworth Falls)

Situated in the picturesque bushland of Wentworth Falls, Bodington is a beautiful welcoming home featuring spacious rooms as well as comfortable sitting areas, a beautiful chapel and hair salon.

Holy Spirit (Dubbo)

Holy Spirit Dubbo is set in beautiful landscaped grounds, where residents and visitors enjoy the outdoors in the sunny courtyards and in the lovely BBQ area.

St Francis Aged Care (Grafton)

Located within the peaceful setting of landscaped gardens, St Francis Aged Care is renowned for the dedicated care it provides to this vibrant community.

St Mary's Villa (Dubbo)

Offering a warm and welcome homely environment in which to live, St Mary’s Villa in Dubbo is set amongst picturesque landscaped gardens, with easy access to shops and other local amenities.

Maranatha Lodge (Batehaven)

Nestled in the tranquil Batehaven bushland, complimented by ocean views, Maranatha Lodge is renowned for dedicated, quality care, and encourages independent living in a supportive, community environment.
St Joseph's Coffs Harbour

St Joseph's Aged Care (Coffs Harbour)

Surrounded by peaceful landscaped gardens, St Joseph’s Aged Care in Coffs Harbour is the ideal setting for you, your family, and friends to enjoy the outdoors.

St Augustine's Aged Care (Coffs Harbour)

Located on a quiet residential street in Coffs Harbour, St Augustine’s Aged Care has a friendly and welcoming community lifestyle.