If you, the primary carer, need to attend a wedding, unplanned emergency or simply need to go on holiday, your loved one can have their needs taken care of at an aged care residence. Residents will have access to round the clock care during their stay.
In order to be eligible for Respite Care, the care recipient will need to get an assessment done through an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). They will discuss the options available to the care recipient as well as their eligibility for residential respite care. A care recipient is ordinarily eligible for 63 residential respite days in a financial year.
If your loved one suffers from Alzheimer’s, Dementia or other memory loss, they may require additional skilled nursing care. Dementia or Memory Care is offered in a secure area within the residence where the resident is comfortable with their surroundings and environment. Staff undergo regular training for Dementia Care management and this allows them to offer a caring and supportive environment specific to the needs of the resident.