Residential Respite Care
Short term care on a planned or emergency basis, to give carers and care recipients a break from their schedules.
What is Residential Respite Care?
It is short-term care in an aged care home, that may be on a planned or emergency basis. It is designed to give carers or care, recipients, a break from their typical schedules. You must have approval from My Aged Care via an assessment with the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) to receive residential respite care.
How long does residential respite care go for?
Residential respite care can be accessed for up to 63 days in a financial year, but could be extended by 21 days if the result of the assessment indicates that you need longer.
Find A Service Provider
If your circumstances are not an emergency situation then you will be able to explore the service providers that best meet your needs by calling My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or visiting their website at www.myagedcare.gov.au.