BlueCross is able to provide respite care in the comfort and familiarity of the client's own home through our Care at Home service.
In home respite can be provided for a few hours or for an extended period including 24 hour care and overnight care. In home respite can enable a carer to have a break, attend appointments, or rest and recouperate after an illness or injury.
What kind of support is available for the client?
We are able to support personal care needs and assistance with the tasks of daily living, such as showering, dressing, shopping and meal preparation. We can also provide social companionship support either in the home or out in the community.
Our qualified nurses are also available to provide nursing care if required, including medication assistance, wound care and continence support.
Who provides the respite care?
Respite care is provided by one of our experienced Care at Home staff, who will come to the client's home and provide safe, sensitive, private and dignified care.
Our professional and qualified personal carers all hold a minimum Certificate III in Aged and/or Community Care. They also hold a Level 2 First Aid Certificate and have been carefully screened for your safety and peace of mind, including police checks and reference checks.
We also have a team of highly-qualified Division I Nurses available.
How do I book in home respite and what are the costs?
If you would like to book in home respite, please contact our Care at Home team on 1300 133 414, or send us an enquiry using the form on the left of this page.
The cost of respite varies depending on whether the client has government aged care funding such as Home Care Packages or Veteran's Home Care, and what level of package they have.
Alternately, in home respite can be funded privately; no Aged Care Assessment Record is required to access this service privately.