Find answers to our most asked Respite Services Questions
What is respite care?
If you are caring for an older person at home, there will probably be times when you need to recharge your batteries, take a holiday or pursue your own interests for a while. Respite care gives you the opportunity to take a break, knowing that the person you care for is in good hands. Respite can mean anything from a regular visit at home, a visit to a day club or to a stay of a few weeks in a care centre.
The person I care for is living with dementia. Are there any suitable respite services?
People living with dementia can access all types of respite services offered by Amana Living. In particular, you may want to consider one of our three specialist clubs for ongoing, regular daytime respite.
We find that club visits are equally beneficial to carers and those in their care. Our clients have a wonderful time, socialising with others, gardening, cooking, relaxing or going on outings.
For a longer break, why not consider residential respite care where we can look after your loved one while you have a break.
How much does respite cost?
The cost will depend on the type of respite care you choose and your eligibility for Government support. Give us a call on 1300 262 626
How do I find out if I am eligible for respite care?
Depending on your needs and preferences, you may be eligible for Government-subsidised home care or day respite services. We can help you find out which services are available to you and ensure you receive the best care package.
To find out if you are eligible for residential care centre respite, you must have been assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). To arrange an assessment, contact your GP or call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422
Why would I choose Amana Living respite services?
Our approach is to focus on the individual, understanding that the people we serve have enjoyed long and rich lives, and that they each have their own unique needs, abilities and preferences.
How can I find the care centre that's right for me?