There are various respite options available, and respite care can be accessed in the home, wellness centre or an aged care home.
1. Residential respite care
Respite residents live alongside current aged care residents and experience being part of our community. Respite residents will move into a suite at one of our aged care centres, with access to all the benefits and high-quality care that our 50 years’ of experience provides.
Residential respite care is usually planned in advance, for instance if you are planning a trip away, have family caregiving or other commitments scheduled and you need your loved one taken care of.
Permanent residential care is also available at IRT if family members or carers are unable to provide the level of ongoing support your loved one needs.
2. Emergency respite care
Sometimes you might need to access emergency respite care if, for example, you get sick, injured or need to go to hospital. In these situations, emergency respite care will provide short-term care for your loved one.
Emergency respite care admission is subject to availability and suitability.
3. Home respite care
If you are looking to take a short break, you can access respite care at home (sometimes also known as flexible respite) which provides the same professional, personalised care for your loved one.
Our experienced staff will come and visit for a few hours or take your loved one on a social outing to places they enjoy, like the local café, shops or a nearby park.