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Short term accommodation and respite under NDIS

Updated: 1 day ago

Respite care involves someone else taking care of the person you care for while you take a break.

The purpose of a break is to give you time to do everyday activities, relax, deal with stress, and make sure you take good care of yourself so that you can come back more positive and energetic in your caring role.

As a caregiver, you should take regular breaks to rest and recharge.

What is respite care?

The person can receive respite care from a family member or friend, or from a respite service.

Depending on the circumstances, it may take place at home, at a centre or in a residential care facility.

It is possible to provide respite care in the following ways:

  • For a limited short time (for example, a few hours each week).

  • For a Longer duration stay and may include an overnight stay (for example, on a weekend)

If the person you care for needs respite care, My Aged Care or the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may be able to help.

If the person you are caring for has an NDIS plan, the support for Respite can be funded from their plan from the category - Assistance with Daily Life Tasks in a Group or Shared Living Arrangement (category 01). Speak to the ndis helpline at 1800 800 110 for more information or ring us at 1300 323 399 to speak to a friendly support person for more details on how respite can be funded from the ndis plan funding.

Several community organizations offer services tailored to particular groups (such as activities for children or cultural groups).