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Residential Respite Care

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.

Am I Eligible?

To determine your eligibility for residential respite care, you need to be assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). This is arranged through My Aged Care. You can contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or by visiting www.myagedcare.gov.au.

How Much Will It Cost?

A provider may charge you a basic daily fee as well as a booking fee when accessing residential respite care.

For more information about respite care and associated costs, go to www.myagedcare.gov.au or phone 1800 200 422

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.

Once you have received approval you are able to get into contact with the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre by phoning 1800 052 222 to access residential respite care services.

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