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Respite care

Giving you and your carer a short or long term break.

Respite care

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.

Respite care

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The carer and care recipient will benefit from short term respite, allowing them to feel rejuvenated next time they see each other. [Source: iStock]

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.

Emergency respite will cover you for a period of time before things either settle down or you find new support to assist you. [Source: iStock]

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.

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