Respite Care

Respite care supports you and your carer by giving you both an opportunity to take a short break. It can help give you and your carer the time and space to do things independently.

Respite Care in a Residential Care Home is also a great way to get a feel for life in a home if you are considering moving into one in the future. While in Respite Care you will receive the same level of high-quality, individualised and tailored care that our residents receive from our professional care team. This includes access to 24/7 on-site nurses, professional chefs, allied health staff and leisure & lifestyle teams.

You can access Respite Care for a few hours, a few days, or longer – depending on your needs, eligibility, and what services are available in your area. It can be accessed in your home, out in the community, or in a Residential Care Home.

We can also provide emergency respite at short notice, for example if your carer becomes ill.

To find out more about Respite Care options, call Southern Cross Care on 6146 1800, or complete the form below.