Our aged care services provide a combination of short-term, long-term, planned and emergency residential respite so you can have the comfort of knowing your family member is receiving quality care and support while you are taking time out.
Respite care can give families a break from caring for their loved ones while they are on holidays or during difficult times.
Residential respite offers an opportunity to review care needs and access allied health and specialist services. Also, if there is a possibility your family member might need to enter permanent care in the future, respite offers them a chance to develop friendships and become familiar with the environment.
Seniors can enter our services for a few days or weeks. It is possible for one person to take up to nine weeks of respite during a financial year, or even longer under certain circumstances.
We will work with you and your loved one to develop an individualised care plan taking into account factors such as cultural background, medical and personal history, physical needs and preferences for activities. We pay particular attention to helping new respite clients become a part of the service’s existing resident community. We also ensure there is a plan in place to assist your family member’s return home and maintain continuity of care.
People seeking respite care must have an assessment from their local Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) to be eligible. Please contact us if you would like more information.
Our residential aged care services are unable to accommodate any new resident who wishes to smoke. This policy is in response to Queensland legislation banning smoking by any person on or near the grounds of these services. These measures are also part of our transition to a smoke-free environment that better supports the health and wellbeing of people who live at, work at or visit our services.