Everything you need to know about respite care

Absolute Care & Health on 31 May 2018

What is included in respite care?

All the care services you usually receive are included in respite care. Whether you need a bit of help every now and then or 24-hour care, you can continue receiving the services you need.

At Absolute Care & Health, we provide in-home respite care tailored to your unique circumstances. You can be comfortable in the familiar surroundings of home while one of our qualified caregivers handles everything your usual caregiver does.

For more information about in-home respite care, talk to our friendly team on 03 9827 8899.

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What is respite care?

Respite care generally refers to when you need a caregiver on short-term or a non-ongoing basis because your usual caregiver is not available. This includes when your caregiver is a family member or a professional.

There are many different circumstances in which you could benefit from respite care. We can provide in-home respite care when your usual caregiver:

  • Is going away for a time

  • Has work commitments

  • Has family commitments

  • Needs to take a break

Life is unpredictable, and any of these circumstances could apply to a professional caregiver or a member of your family. Respite care will ensure you can always get the services you need when you need them.

Everything your regular caregiver does

The care services you can receive under respite care include all of the services you usually receive from your regular caregiver, no matter what that is. The types of services we provide as part of in-home respite care include:

The care services you need depend on your unique circumstances. We treat each one of our clients as an individual, so we take the time to get to know you and your circumstances.

We also make the effort to match you with a caregiver who will suit your personality and preferences. Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible while your regular caregiver is unavailable so your lifestyle won't be interrupted.

The tasks we can perform for you include:

Daily household tasks

  • Household cleaning

  • Gardening

  • Laundry

  • Grocery shopping

  • Cooking and meal preparation

  • General home maintenance

General health and wellbeing

  • Transport to appointments

  • Personal care

  • Dementia care

  • Palliative care

  • Companion care

Companionship and emotional support

  • Providing general company around the house

  • Providing a listening ear

  • Coffee, dinner, and other social events

  • Reading and playing board games

Our approach to respite care

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At Absolute Care & Health, you are central to everything we do. Your lifestyle and care needs are the most important thing for us. We know that one size doesn't fit all, so we make sure that your services are tailored to suit you.

Peace of mind for you and your family is essential when it comes to respite care. Whether your regular caregiver is going on holiday or they just need a break to take care of themselves, you don't need to worry.

Find out more about how we provide in-home respite care or talk to our friendly team on 03 9827 8899.