Benefiting both you and the person caring for you, this type of support can be as little as a few hours or can be several days or weeks. It ensures all your care needs are met while your carer attend to appointments or activities, see friends or even spends a few days away. It can be delivered in your own home and in some cases may involve staying in respite accommodation.
Benefits of short term respite care
Respite care is an important service that provides carers with a break from their duties while being reassured that their older loved one is receiving quality aged care services.
Differences between respite at home and nursing home respite
At some point you may need to access respite, it may be because your carer needs a break, to relieve stress; to have more time to themselves, or your carer is unable to provide care during a specific period of time.
How to use respite in an emergency
You can only be so prepared for an emergency, they tend to take you by surprise. But when it comes to the safety of you and your carer, sometimes unexpected incidents can happen, leaving you without the care you need.
What types of respite care are there?
Caring for a loved one is a valuable and rewarding job but also a tough one, and as a carer it’s easy to forget about your own wellbeing.