Flexible respite options for older people.

Taking some time out from the carer relationship can help keep your connection strong.

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What is respite care?

Your carer relationship is important to you. It’s important to us too.

Research shows that carer relationships can benefit from a mix of time together and time apart. We’re here to help you find a balance that works for you.

If you’re a carer for an older family member, flexible respite care can help. Taking a break to recharge your batteries can help keep you caring for longer. It can also provide the chance to tackle some of life’s other priorities, like appointments and reconnecting with friends.

We offer four types of respite

Thinking of taking time off? Flexible respite is a scheduled break from your caring role.

We’ll organise a qualified worker to take over while you take a step back. Whether you’d like some space, or you’d prefer to stay present during the respite time, we’ll arrange the support that suits your needs.

Home respite support during the day – Enjoy a little in-home care. Our paid worker will visit you at home, taking over your caring duties for a day.

Overnight home care – This is overnight care to give you the chance to take a holiday, make a medical appointment or catch up on some well-deserved sleep. Similar to live-in care, our overnight respite team are qualified to deliver personal care and dispense medications.

Respite outings

Your time out doesn’t mean your client stays in. While you take a break, our support workers can support clients with an outing they’d enjoy – like a cuppa with a friend, seeing a movie or a round of mini-golf.

Also known as ‘Community Access – Individual’, this service helps clients maintain social connections and independence, while giving you the time off you need.

  • Goulburn
  • Hume
  • Eastern Metropolitan Region
  • Northern Metropolitan Region

Carve out some free time while your client connects with their community. 

Our senior social programs offer varied activities across several centralised locations.

Centre-based care can be found through our respite care Melbourne partner agencies in the Eastern and Northern metropolitan regions:

Eastern Metropolitan Region

  • Boroondara
  • Monash
  • Whitehorse
  • Manningham
  • Knox
  • Maroondah
  • Yarra Ranges

Northern Metropolitan Region

  • Whittlesea
  • Darebin
  • Moreland
  • Yarra
  • Banyule
  • Nillumbik
  • Hume.

Who can access respite care Victoria?

If you’re caring for someone aged 65+ (or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over 50), they may be eligible to access flexible respite services.

Aged care respite funding comes through My Aged Care, based on the government’s Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) assessment process. Respite for elderly people is kept affordable through government subsidies, supplemented by a small contribution from clients.

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We’re here for you.

Get in touch with our team to find out more about our respite services. 

Call us on
1800 277 478