Respite Care

We understand how important it is for you to enjoy the independence of living at home. Even so, you may find that sometime you or your carer will need a break or some extra support. Whiddon can help you arrange respite care services for as little or as long as you need- a few hours, a few days or longer.

If you’ve been in hospital, or are recovering from an illness, you may appreciate some extra assistance to get you back on your feet. respite care gives carers the chance to take a break, recharge, and attend to daily life, knowing that your routines and requirements are being looked after, just as they are at home.

Find out more about:

  • Respite in your own home
  • Respite in our homes
  • Social and Day respite programs
  • Accessing respite services
  • Cost of respite service


How can I access respite care services?

If your Aged Care Assessment Team or MyAgedCare finds you eligible for respite care services, you can receive up to 63 days of respite in a residential care home each year or may be eligible for Commonwealth Home Support Program or Home Care Package services.

Please talk to your GP or Hospital, or phone MyAgedCare on 1800 200 422, to find out more about being assessed.

What does respite care cost?

Costs for respite care may vary depending on the type of care and support you need. We recommend that you speak to a member of your local Aged Care Assessment Team or MyAgedCare to find out if you are eligible for government funded respite services.

If you’re unsure, would like further information, or need assistance on how to take the next steps, please contact us on 1300 738 388- we’d be happy to help.

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