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Caring for Carers

Respite Care is the perfect option if you are caring for someone and need a break for any reason. Caring for a family member or loved one is a huge responsibility that can pressure a carer due to its ongoing nature.

Respite Care provides carers with a much-needed break while providing peace of mind knowing your loved one is well cared for and in a safe, secure, and friendly environment.

Whether it’s an emergency due to stress, illness, or unexpected unavailability, TriCare’s Respite Care service is here to help.

All TriCare Aged Care Residences throughout Queensland and Victoria offer Respite Care. You can stay in our homes for a few days or a few weeks if your carer needs a break or if you need more comprehensive care, usually after an illness or surgery. Get in touch to check Respite Care availability near you.

Respite Care Inclusions

Respite Care Inclusions

Residential Respite Care means that your loved one will have access to all the support that is usually provided to long-term residents of TriCare Aged Care Residences. It includes 24-hour nursing care, help with mobility, eating and wound dressing, comfortable accommodation, fresh meals, cleaning and laundry services, social activities and events.

This means that while you take the time to attend to your own needs, your loved one’s needs will be completely taken care of in a safe environment.

Respite Care does not allow us to develop an individual care plan. You may be required to pay additional charges for medication, hairdressing services and allied health services such as physiotherapy, dentistry, podiatry, and nutrition advice.


Steps for entry into a TriCare Aged Care Residence

The Australian Government funds various care services, including Respite Care for seniors. To be eligible to receive Aged Care in Australia, your loved one must be assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). You can apply for an assessment through My Aged Care.

If you already have an ACAT Assessment, please provide this to our team.

Book a Free Consultation with our Aged Care Specialist Team or call 1300 874 2273. Our team will review your latest ACAT Assessment and ask questions to understand your loved ones clinical needs and financial requirements, and explain our range of Respite Care services and accommodation options.

We recommend you visit your preferred location, meet our team, and ensure the suitability of the residence for your loved one’s Respite stay.

If you’d like to proceed with TriCare there are a number of steps to complete including providing the required documentation.

Our on-site team at your chosen Aged Care Residence will support your loved one through their Respite Care stay.

Frequently Asked Questions

While it is possible to receive respite care at home, using residential respite care gives you peace of mind of knowing that your loved one is in a safe, secure, and friendly environment, supported by carers, who are experts in specialised care.

Residential Respite Care provides 24-hour nursing to residents, and carers with a substantial break from their responsibilities.

Respite Care funding is available to people who have been approved for residential care by the Australian Government’s Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). You can read more on Costs & Contracts for Residential Aged Care here.

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