Respite Care

Short term care for your loved one.

About Respite with Ibis Care

Respite Care is short-term aged care accommodation in a nurturing environment supported by specialist nursing care. It provides an opportunity for carers of older or unwell people to take a break for a few weeks at a time. Respite is also available for when an older person is simply unwell or needs extra care that friends or relatives can’t provide – while recuperating from an illness or hospital stay for example.

At Ibis Care, we offer respite accommodation in our homes where respite residents have their own room, access to all services, 24 hour expert care and a choice of leisure and lifestyle activities to participate in. Residential respite is available for short term stay and we recommend a minimum of two weeks to ensure the carer and the care recipient experience the benefit of their stay..

Accessing Respite Care:
What you need to know

  • An assessment by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) is required. This helps to determine the most appropriate level of care and identify the residences that can best meet your loved one’s needs. A doctor, caregiver or family members can make a referral to an ACAT.

  • Respite Care is a short-term care option. The holder of an ACAT assessment is entitled to 63 days of Respite Care per financial year at any Commonwealth-funded residential aged care home. Extensions may be granted.

  • We’re here to help so once you have decided to proceed with Respite Care, we will discuss all of your needs and requirements. We can also help you with application forms and any questions you may have.

Government Assistance for Respite

Current holders of a Department of Veteran Affairs card can apply to the Department for up to 28 days of funding per financial year, to help cover the cost of Respite Care. In most States of Australia, the Commonwealth Care Respite Centre may, with prior approval, also help contribute to the daily cost of Respite Care. For more information visit the My Aged Care Website.