We understand that carers need a break from time-to-time and may find it challenging to balance their caring responsibilities with their own needs. Whether it’s a planned break for your carer, or a short-notice, emergency situation, we’re here to help with your respite care needs.
During your respite care stay with us, you’ll experience the quality care, home comfort and strong sense of community on offer in each of our Residential Aged Care Homes. Each Home offers a range of activities and boasts spacious lounge and dining areas. You can enjoy a delicious meal, a chat or some leisure time. You can also make the most of our vibrant activities room, tranquil garden areas and refreshment facilities.
With 42 locations across New South Wales and South East Queensland, we’re confident we’ll be able to help find the right Home that suits your respite care needs, lifestyle and personal preferences.
Let us help with your Residential Aged Care needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer short-term or respite care?
Most of our homes offer two-week respite care or short stay care. This may be used when your carer is away or unable to provide care for any other reason. Respite care is subject to availability and your specific care needs.
How much respite care do I have?
The Australian Government allocates 63 days residential respite each financial year, however the maximum length of stay is up to each provider. At Catholic Healthcare we have a 28 day maximum stay policy. We do consider increases to this timeframe, based on a person’s unique circumstance.
What does respite care cost?
The Basic Daily Care Fee is charged each day for respite stays along with the Dove Plus fee for the home, and this must be paid in full on arrival for a minimum 2-week period.
How do I extend respite?
The first step is to speak with the Residential Manager at the home. They will either go through myagedcare.gov.au or contact the local Aged Care Assessment Team (if your Assessment has expired).
Please Note: ACAT’s will not approve a respite extension retrospectively. You must apply for an extension before 63 days has been exceeded.
Is a registered nurse always on site?
Your care and safety is paramount to us, and all staff working in our homes are fully trained to the highest standard. Most of our aged care homes offer registered nursing care seven days a week, 24 hours a day. A small number of our homes do not have 24-hour nursing services. This is based on the people living in those homes being more independent, however, qualified staff are always on hand.