In-home respite care (also known as ‘carers break’) is temporary care that takes place in a person’s home so that their carer can take a break from the demands of caregiving. This could be for a few hours during the day or it could be overnight, depending on the needs of the carer. Respite care is suitable for all older Australians with a full-time carer who have received and have been approved for residential care by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). 

In addition to in-home respite care, residential respite care services are available. Residential respite care is 24/7 care in a residential aged care village for a set period of time, with recipients eligible for up to 63 days of residential respite care, including in-home respite services.

If you are receiving or interested in applying for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme or a Home Care Package and would like to learn more about our in-home respite care services, please contact Feros Care on 1300 090 256 and one of our aged care experts will be happy to assist you.