Napier Street Aged Care South Melbourne

short-stay care

What is short-stay respite care?

Residential respite care is a type of short-term care provided to individuals who require assistance with daily living but are usually living at home or with family. It is designed to offer temporary relief to primary caregivers, such as family members or friends, who may need a break from their caregiving responsibilities. During residential respite care, the person receiving care stays in a residential care facility, such as an aged care home or a nursing home, for a specified period, which can range from a few days to several weeks.

Benefits of short-stay
respite care

Relief for Caregivers

Short-stay respite care provides much-needed relief to primary caregivers, such as family members or friends, who may be experiencing physical or emotional strain from their caregiving responsibilities. It allows them to take a break, attend to their own needs, or handle other commitments with peace of mind, knowing their loved one is in capable hands.

Temporary Support

Individuals receiving care can experience a safe and nurturing environment during their short-stay respite care. It offers temporary support with activities of daily living, medical needs, and social engagement, promoting their overall well-being and providing a change of scenery from their usual routine.

Social Interaction

During their respite stay, individuals can interact with other residents and participate in various social activities organized by the care facility. This promotes social engagement, reduces isolation, and enhances their overall quality of life.

Trial Period

Short-stay respite care can also serve as a trial period for individuals who are considering moving into a residential care facility permanently. It allows them to experience the facility's environment, staff, and services before making a long-term commitment.

Peace of Mind

Both caregivers and care recipients gain peace of mind from short-stay respite care. Caregivers know their loved ones are receiving quality care in a safe environment, while care recipients can enjoy a supportive atmosphere and specialized assistance.

Why choose Napier Street
for respite care?

Expert care team

Our dedicated and highly skilled care team is committed to delivering personalized and compassionate care to every individual. With years of experience in aged care, our staff ensures that residents' needs are met with expertise and empathy.

Rich and varied lifestyle

Our vibrant lifestyle program includes a diverse range of events and activities that cater to diverse interests and preferences. From social gatherings to creative workshops and outings, we ensure that every resident can find joy and fulfillment in their daily experiences.

Safe and secure environment

At Napier Street, safety is paramount. Our facilities are designed with the utmost attention to safety and accessibility, providing residents with a secure and comfortable living space.

Community and companionship

Our aged care facility fosters a warm and inclusive community, promoting meaningful friendships and social connections among residents. During their stay, individuals can engage in social activities and build cherished relationships with like-minded peers.

Common respite
care FAQs

Can family members visit during respite care?


Yes, family members and friends are encouraged to visit during respite care. Visitors are typically welcome during the facility's visiting hours or home care arrangements.

What services are provided during respite aged care?


Respite care offers services similar to permanent aged care, including assistance with daily activities, meals, medication management, and access to recreational activities.

Can I choose the respite care facility?


Yes, you can choose the respite care facility based on your preferences, needs, and availability. It's essential to find a facility that can accommodate your requirements during the preferred dates.

Who is eligible for respite aged care?


Respite care is available to seniors who require temporary support and have an assessed need for care. Eligibility is determined through an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) assessment. Private respite care is also available.

How long does respite care last?


Respite care can vary in duration depending on the individual's needs and the availability of the aged care facility. It can range from a few days to several weeks.

What is respite aged care?


Respite aged care provides short-term, temporary care for seniors, allowing their regular caregivers (e.g., family members or friends) to take a break from their caregiving responsibilities.

Napier Street Aged Care Services South Melbourne