Short term care for your loved one.
Respite Care is short-term aged care accommodation in a nurturing environment supported by specialist nursing care. It provides an opportunity for carers of older or unwell people to take a break for a few weeks at a time. Respite is also available for when an older person is simply unwell or needs extra care that friends or relatives can’t provide – while recuperating from an illness or hospital stay for example.
At Ibis Care, we offer respite accommodation in our homes where respite residents have their own room, access to all services, 24 hour expert care and a choice of leisure and lifestyle activities to participate in. Residential respite is available for short term stay and we recommend a minimum of two weeks to ensure the carer and the care recipient experience the benefit of their stay..
Current holders of a Department of Veteran Affairs card can apply to the Department for up to 28 days of funding per financial year, to help cover the cost of Respite Care. In most States of Australia, the Commonwealth Care Respite Centre may, with prior approval, also help contribute to the daily cost of Respite Care. For more information visit the My Aged Care Website.