Respite : Take a break
Respite Care provides an opportunity for carers of frail, older people, and people with a disability to take a break from their caring responsibilities. It also provides the person being cared for with a break or an outing with a qualified staff member.
The primary role of support workers providing respite is the care and wellbeing of the client, and the service is tailored to individual requirements. If the person being cared for does not require close supervision, support workers may be able to help with light housekeeping tasks that would normally be undertaken by the carer.
Respite can be provided regularly or occasionally according to your needs.
Before leaving home the carer should ensure the support worker:
Other respite options
GLCH acknowledges and promotes the principles of the Carers Recognition Act 2012. For further information on the Act please go to www.dhs.vic.gov.au/carersact