Flexible respite options for older people.

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

Carer respite

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 Flexible In Home Respite and Centre Based respite through the Commonwealth home Support Program.

We offer four types of respite

Who can access respite care in Victoria?

Our Respite Programs are part of the Commonwealth Home Support Program and are for carers aged 65 years and over (50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people).

Assessment for the Commonwealth Home Support Program is through My Aged Care who can be contacted on 1800 200 422.

This program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

Respite for elderly people is kept affordable through government subsidies, supplemented by a small contribution from clients.

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Are you caring for someone with a life-limiting illness? Come along to a free Carer’s information session, in partnership with Murray PHN. …
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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
1300 277 478