Respite Services

A short-term break for carers

Respite care is defined as an alternative or supplementary care arrangement. The primary purpose is to give the carer a short-term break from the usual caring role or to add assistance with performance of the caring role.

A carer is a person such as a family member, friend or neighbour who provides regular, sustained care and assistance to another person without payment other than for possible receipt of a pension or a benefit.

Respite care is divided into direct respite services and indirect respite services, these are defined as:

Direct Respite Services: provide the carer with quality alternative care for the person for whom he/she is the primary carer. Alternative care may be provided in the home, suitable temporary accommodation or an appropriate community setting.

Indirect Respite Services: provide the carer with assistance which relieves the carer of tasks other than the caring role, for example, provision of a shopping, gardening or cleaning service.

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Which type of care suits you?

There are two types of respite that operate within Carrington Community Care:

  1. Short term overnight respite for up to 5 nights in our self-contained on site cottage or unit with 24 hour carer
  2. In home respite – with a minimum of 3 hour blocks with a Carrington carer working in the client’s own home.

For more information on Flexible or Overnight Respite, please contact our friendly Customer Service Team on 1300 590 590.

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Personal Care

We provide assistance or supervision with daily self-care tasks in the home.

Respite Services

Respite services give the carer a short term break or add assistance with performance of the caring role.

Domestic Assistance

We can offer assistance with the heavier household cleaning chores.

Allied Health Services

Including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry and other allied health therapy services at home.