Sometimes carers need respite for longer periods; for extended holidays, surgery and recuperation, or simply to rest and recover. Respite is short-term care provided for elderly people still residing in the community who have approval from the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS).
Yarriambiack Lodge and Hopetoun Lodge offer high-quality respite care for your loved one. We provide flexible, short-term, or extended care for upwards of two weeks, several times a year. Respite guests have their own room and ensuite. There is a choice of leisure and lifestyle activities to participate in.
Residential respite care is subsidised by the government for people with an aged care assessment, which gives the person you care for access to 63 days of respite care per financial year. There is a basic daily care fee to cover the cost of the care, it is no more than 85% of the single basic Age Pension.