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Respite Care

Short-term stays to experience the connected community at Arcare and provide respite for family and care workers.

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Frequently asked questions

Current Respite Deals
Arcare Balnarring

Enjoy a week of free respite care at Arcare Balnarring when you book two weeks with us. Bookings must be made by the end of July 2024 with all stays completed by the end of August 2024.

*Subject to having an aged care assessment.

**Pending availability at time of booking and our ability to meet the applicant’s clinical and social needs.

Download Arcare Balnarring Respite Brochure

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Arcare Brighton

Enjoy a week of free respite care at Arcare Brighton when you book two weeks with us. Bookings must be made by the end of July 2024 with all stays completed by the end of August 2024.

*Subject to having an aged care assessment.

**Pending availability at time of booking and our ability to meet the applicant’s clinical and social needs.

See Arcare Brighton Respite Brochure

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Arcare Civic Manor

Enjoy two weeks of free respite and then if transitioning to permanent care, enjoy two weeks free permanent care (no Basic Daily Fee or Signature Service Fees) at Arcare Civic Manor.

Bookings must be made by the end of July 2024 with all stays completed by the end of August 2024.

*Subject to having an aged care assessment.

**Pending availability at time of booking and our ability to meet the applicant’s clinical and social needs.

See Arcare Civic Manor Respite and Permanent Care Brochure

See Arcare Civic Manor

Arcare Point Lonsdale

Enjoy two weeks of free respite and then if transitioning to permanent care, enjoy two weeks free permanent care (no Basic Daily Fee or Signature Service Fees).

Bookings must be made by the end of July 2024 with all stays completed by the end of August 2024 at Arcare Point Lonsdale.

*Subject to having an aged care assessment.

**Pending availability at time of booking and our ability to meet the applicant’s clinical and social needs.

Download Arcare Point Lonsdale Respite Deal

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Arcare Portarlington

Enjoy a week of free respite care at Arcare Portarlington when you book two weeks with us. Bookings must be made by the end of July 2024 with all stays completed by the end of August 2024.

*Subject to having an aged care assessment.

**Pending availability at time of booking and our ability to meet the applicant’s clinical and social needs.

Download Arcare Portarlington Respite Brochure

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Arcare Reservoir

Enjoy two weeks of free respite and then if transitioning to permanent care, enjoy two weeks free permanent care (no Basic Daily Fee or Signature Service Fees) at Arcare Reservoir.

Bookings must be made by the end of July 2024 with all stays completed by the end of August 2024 at Arcare Reservoir.

*Subject to having an aged care assessment.

**Pending availability at time of booking and our ability to meet the applicant’s clinical and social needs.

Download Arcare Reservoir respite deal

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Arcare Templestowe

Enjoy two weeks of free respite and then if transitioning to permanent care, enjoy two weeks free permanent care (no Basic Daily Fee or Signature Service Fees). Bookings must be made by the end of August 2024 with all stays completed by the end of September 2024 at Arcare Templestowe. Proudly serving the local community for 5 years.

*Subject to having an aged care assessment or aged care assessment required.

**Pending availability at time of booking and our ability to meet the applicant’s clinical and social needs.

Arcare Waterview

Enjoy a week of free respite care at Arcare Waterview when you book two weeks with us. Bookings must be made by the end of July 2024 with all stays completed by the end of August 2024.

*Subject to having an aged care assessment.

**Pending availability at time of booking and our ability to meet the applicant’s clinical and social needs.

See Arcare Waterview Respite Brochure

See Arcare Waterview

How do I access respite care in aged care?

To receive respite care support, you need to complete an eligibility check and assessment through My Aged Care. Once approved, you’ll receive respite care through either the Commonwealth Home Support Programme or in your Home Care Package.

You will receive a respite classification, which will determine the level of care you need. You can receive up to 63 days per year of subsidised respite care. This can be extended by 21 days at a time if your aged care assessor approves it.

How much does respite care cost per day?

Everyone pays a basic daily fee to access residential aged care. The government sets it at 85% of the single basic age pension and they update this fee on 20 March and 20 September each year. Learn more about short term respite fees on My Aged Care.

 

You will also have to pay a booking fee to secure your place at Arcare.

We are happy to talk through the fees and your respite care options – regardless of whether you choose a short-stay with Arcare or somewhere else.

Do you offer respite care for people with dementia?

Caring for someone with dementia can be demanding. If you and your loved one aren’t ready for permanent aged care yet, another option is short term respite care. Learn more about our sensitive dementia care.

Does every Arcare Aged Care Home offer respite?

We have respite rooms in every Arcare Residential Aged Care home. However, it’s best to contact us to find out whether there is an availability when you need it.

Can I visit Arcare before I book short term respite care?

Yes of course! We encourage you and your family to book in for a tour of one of our residential aged care homes to make sure it’s the right place for you.

How do I get emergency respite care?

If you need emergency respite care, contact Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737 or visit their website at carergateway.gov.au.

Taking a break

Whether it’s to recover from an illness, give caregivers a well-deserved break, or simply to experience what life at Arcare is like, respite care is here for you when you need it. Our respite services provide a temporary home away from home, with the same exceptional level of care our permanent residents enjoy.

You’re welcome here

However long you stay with us, you’re welcome into the community. You’ll meet new people, try new things and enjoy the life our residents love.

Comfortable accommodation: Enjoy the comfort and privacy of your own room. Our rooms are designed to be a peaceful haven where you can relax and feel at home.

Care types: We tailor our care services to meet your needs, ensuring you receive the right level of support during your stay.

Engaging activities: Get access to our activities schedule. Engaging in social events, outings, and hobbies keeps you connected and active.

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Our friendly staff can help you identify the right care for you. Feel free to get in touch and chat with our team.