Residential respite care (short stays in aged care homes)

If you need help every day, you may need to have a short stay in an aged care home. This is called ‘residential respite care’, and can happen on a planned or emergency basis.

Your carer might use this type of respite care to attend a wedding or other event, or go on a holiday. Your carer may need some help if they are unwell or unable to provide care for any other reason. Once your carer is back, you will also return home.

Organising this type of respite care is a bit different to organising other types of respite services – read more about short stays in aged care homes.