Sometimes respite care is required to support you or your carer for short or extended periods of time. It can give you both a break and can also give you the chance to meet new people. Respite care is provided for elderly people still residing in the community who have approval from the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS). Respite care is often planned in advance for instance, if your carer is planning a trip or has an appointment to attend. However, it is also available in emergencies or unexpected situations.
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.