If you care for someone who is aged, frail, has a disability or who are living with a mental health illness, you may be eligible for subsidised short-term or emergency respite care.
Respite services are available when you need to be away from your caring role. If you need a break for your own health and wellbeing or face an emergency situation Suncare can help you. Suncare is an operator of multiple Commonwealth Respite and Carelink centres in south-east and central Queensland. Through this initiative, we provide personalised care for carers through multiple types of respite:
- In home respite care;
- flexible short-term respite options including in-home and centre-based care;
- emergency respite support;
- one-on-one support;
- support groups, recreational activities and peer engagement for you and the person you care for local knowledge, advocacy and working relationships with local services and agencies.
Types of respite
Suncare can deliver in home respite. Our respite care services can be delivered in your own home, at our respite cottage or at a day respite centre or other community-based environments. We can tailor respite to your circumstances and the needs of the person you care for.
Respite activities can include:
- Domestic assistance;
- personal care;
- social support;
- peer support or group activities, or
- just having someone there when you can’t be.
With our community respite service, we provide an opportunity for social experiences to develop, to maintain and support independent living and social interaction while also offering respite to your carer. Our community-based respite provides a wide range of social activities and support in a group environment at both a centre-based facility as well as group excursions and activities out in the community.
For carers who need a short break and need somewhere safe to have their loved one looked after away from their home, our beautiful cottages are available. These purpose-built properties are attended by qualified, caring staff to ensure your loved one’s safety and security, peace of mind for you when you can’t be there.
Please give us a call if you would like to know more about the cottage respite program.
If you’re over 65, you may be able to access these services as a part of your Home Care Package. This package is also accessible through the My Aged Care Commonwealth Home Support Programme. Alternatively, you can arrange privately funded services through Suncare.
Please call our Customer Service Team 1800 786 227 for further information.