What is Residential Respite Care?

Respite Care differs from permanent Residential Aged Care, in that your stay within an Aged Care centre is short-term. Respite Care may be required in instances when your home carers are unable to care for you for a period, or you need time away from caring for yourself. Respite Care is limited to 63 days of each financial year, however the possibility of extending this time in lots of 21 days can be arranged with your Aged Care provider by contacting your local ACAT.