Respite Care

Respite care provides short-term care for older people, either in their own home or in a residential aged care home.

Respite care also ensures that carers or family members are able to take a short break to recharge and take care of their own wellbeing too.

Is Respite Care Right for me?

Respite care can be used for a number of reasons and our respite options are flexible to suit your needs.

Respite care provides 24 hours care and support from our dedicated, caring and qualified team within one of our residential aged care facilities across NSW.

Respite availability may vary between locations and we recommend that you speak with us about finding respite care at a Whiddon home near you.

What’s included in respite care at Whiddon?

  • Award winning food and hotel services
  • A range of accommodation options, including single and shared rooms
  • In-room televisions with Foxtel *(available at select locations)
  • Vibrant social programs and award-winning wellbeing programs
  • Regular social outings
  • Exercise programs
  • Access to a range of on-site facilities, like hairdressing
  • Access to a range of health specialist services, like physiotherapy, podiatry, dentistry

Examples of when you might need respite support

  • You may have been in hospital or unwell and require some additional help and care while you recover and get back on your feet

  • Your carer may be going away on holiday or have a busy period at work and need some additional support

  • You may be starting to look at moving into a residential aged care home and looking at your options. A short-term stay is a great way to experience an aged care home and see whether it’s right for you before moving in permanently

Talk to us about accessing FREE respite care

Steps to access

  • Step 1

    Get assessed for respite care

  • Step 2

    Discover the care home that suits your needs

  • Step 3

    Take a tour – come in and get to know us

  • Step 4

    Understand the costs  and complete the application process

  • Step 5

    Sign the Agreement

  • Step 6

    Move in and enjoy your stay

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