Respite care offers the chance to take some time out, meet new people and try new activities in a safe and supportive environment.
Alwyndor offers two types of respite care – residential respite and day respite.
Residential respite care
Residential respite care is like taking a short holiday. You’ll have your own hotel-like room in our residential care complex in Hove. You’ll receive around-the-clock care from our dedicated personal carers and clinical support from our nurses and therapists. All your meals will be provided, your laundry will be taken care of, and you’ll be able to participate in the wide range of daily activities that take place at Alwyndor.
Residential respite care is usually offered in two-week blocks which is just the right amount of time for a decent break. Over a year, you can access up to 63 days of respite under current government funding guidelines. For more information visit the My Aged Care website.
Accessing residential respite care
As a high-care respite provider, Alwyndor is unable to take bookings in advance, however we do welcome waiting list applications if you are able to consider a respite care opportunity within 24 hours of notification.
To be placed on our waiting list you must complete an application form and provide a current ACAT approval for high-care respite. For more information about the ACAT approval process you can visit the My Aged Care website or contact Alwyndor’s friendly customer service team on 8177 3200.
Cost of residential respite care
The cost of residential respite is equivalent to the Basic Daily Care fees set by the federal government which is $52.71 per day as at September 2020.
This fee covers your accommodation, meals and care. You will need to pay for your own medication and any incidentals.
Day respite is $130 per day + $10 for lunch ($130 is claimable under home care package funding).
Alwyndor recently introduced a day respite program, designed to give you and your carer a change of scenery and the opportunity to meet new people and try new activities.
Each Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, we are offering a range of activities including:
- Exercise classes