When you care for someone who is elderly, living with a disability or suffering from dementia, respite services can provide a break from your caring responsibilities. Whether you need help with daily chores or support to get out and about, there are many different types of home and residential respite Sunshine Coast.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS, can help fund some respite care services. You may be able to buy home and community care packages or receive direct payments that allow you to purchase respite services from providers of your choice. This type of support is flexible and can be tailored to suit your family’s needs.

You might also find it helpful to talk to your local NDIS early childhood partner or NDIS regional coordinator about respite supports that could be included in your child’s NDIS plan. In addition to providing respite care, these supports can be used for other purposes, such as getting your child involved in community activities.

For a more structured form of respite, you might choose to respite Sunshine Coast  use respite care centres. These are places that offer day respite care for people with a disability, including those with autism. They often have group activities and outings that can give your child a chance to develop new skills in a safe and supported environment.

Another option for respite care is a residential aged care home. These homes can be short-term or long-term and are staffed by professionals who are familiar with the needs of elderly residents. They are located in convenient locations and offer a range of services, including meals, social activities, personal care and nursing care.

Pantheon Care Sunshine Coast and Gympie can provide respite in your own home or in one of their own respite care centres. They have a team of professional carers who can take over your daily routine, and they are trained to establish a connection with patients to make them feel comfortable with the temporary arrangement. They can assist with meal preparation, laundry and household tasks. They can also attend to medical appointments and supervise medications.

You can access residential respite care if you are approved for low or high level aged care by an Aged Care Assessment Team, or ACAT. You can usually access up to 63 days of subsidised care each financial year, which includes planned and emergency residential respite care. Using residential respite care is an excellent way to try out aged care and see if you would like to move into a permanent facility in the future.