Respite Care - we all need a break sometimes.
Respite Care supports you and your carer by giving you both a break for a short period of time.
Respite bookings are predominantly for two or more weeks, and usually planned in advance. But we understand the need to be flexible, therefore will accommodate a week stay in certain circumstances.
Many respite residents return for multiple stays throughout the year, and book their stay in advance. Advance booking enables planning and flexibility for the whole family.
What to expect while in respite care?
During your stay with us, you will receive the same services and support as our permanent residents.
Your accommodation will be your own private room with an ensuite. Meals and laundry services are taken care of by us to ensure your stay is relaxing, leaving time for the things you most enjoy. Our expert nursing and care staff provide any personal and nursing care you may require.
We have activities throughout the week and most respite residents enjoy the opportunity to socialise with new friends, joining other residents for meals in our spacious dining area.
Who can access this service?
You may be eligible for residential respite care if you are an older person who has the assistance of a carer with your daily needs.
An ACAT (Aged Care Assessment Team) Assessment is required to determine your eligibility. You can access up to 63 days of respite care in each financial year. It is then simply a matter of contacting The Carer Gateway to ascertain available dates at the CHT facility of your choice.
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At CHT, we look forward to welcoming you and ensuring your stay is one that brings peace of mind to you and your family.
Looking to book into Respite Care?
To find out more about respite care, please visit the My Aged Care website and The Carer Gateway website via the links below.
“The staff are really lovely… They’re all caring, they’re all so friendly and nice.”
Joan (Hawthorn Village Resident)
When you’ve been out all day, it’s so nice to come back to the room and be cosy. The staff are really lovely. I think they’re hand-picked. They’re all caring, they’re all so friendly and nice. If you’re not well, they’re just there to help you. They get to know your family and my daughter comes in with the Labrador sometimes and they’ve got to know the dog too. I’ve got a friend coming for lunch tomorrow, and she can join lunch for five dollars. I couldn’t take her for a coffee for that!
“They can’t be helpful enough here, all the staff are kind and friendly.”
Jennie (Snug Village Resident)
When the doctor said that I couldn’t have any stronger medication at home, I decided to move in to Snug Village. It’s all lovely, the food, the different kinds of entertainment and the accommodation. They can’t be helpful enough here, all the staff are kind and friendly.