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Need a break? Rest easy with care that mirrors yours

Imagine having a full day that’s entirely yours, where the only decision you need to make is how to pamper yourself. Perhaps it’s been a while since you’ve had the luxury to simply be, without the constant demands of caregiving. It’s okay to acknowledge that you’re looking for a pause, a little time to replenish your own reserves. NDIS respite accommodation gives you the opportunity and peace of mind to step aside for a short while, knowing they’re cared for, just as you would at home. And you? You’ll get that much-needed respite to rest and rejuvenate, lifting the weight off your shoulders.

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Taking a break without the break in care

When it’s time to take a break from all the responsibilities of care, you don’t just want any old place for your loved one. You want a respite accommodation that feels like home, for them to feel welcomed and cherished. Whether it’s the quiet, cosy atmosphere of a smaller space or an environment buzzing with activities and new friendships, there’s a fit for every preference. The real win here is how this all comes back to you. Knowing they’re content and cared for means you can relish your time off. And isn’t that the point? To truly relax, knowing you’ll both come back refreshed.

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Personal time ticking away? Respite care can press pause

Ever feel like your life’s on a bit of a loop, where every day is a repeat of care and support? It’s what you do out of love, sure, but it can also mean your personal plans and little pleasures tend to get nudged out. When your entire schedule revolves around someone else’s needs, it’s not just the time you’re missing out on—it’s a piece of yourself, and that’s a tough pill to swallow. Let’s not dance around it. You need a break, and they need continuing care. That’s the balance made possible by NDIS respite accommodation—keeping life moving for you and your loved one.

4.7 out of 26 reviews
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What our participants had to say

Heela K.
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Would definitely recommend this service to anyone in need of a disability service. They treat their clients with the uttermost respect and their staff are very polite with noticeably advanced skills.
Omar B.
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I was amazed at their level of attention and expertise they provided. This is a wonderful institution that is dedicated to servicing the needs of Older and Disabled people in our local community.
Mahmoud A.
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The very finest, and most certainly a professional centre. Great institution caring for older people and disabled people in its community. Dedicated staff, extraordinary services.
Yogirl B.
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They genuinely cared for someone I know with a disability by regularly checking up and following up on progress. We are really happy to have found a group that care about disabled people and want to see positive progress in their life.
Adam N.
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Great professional care , with dedicated staff who are friendly and always willing to assist. Thank you for your service
Mariam Y.
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Respectful and awesome attitude every home visit i've had. Great team!
Jameil H.
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Friendly staff with professional service. Thank you SHCS.
Billal H.
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Really nice people carrying workers very polite.
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Support that cares for them and comforts you

True caring goes beyond tasks, and that is what your loved one deserves. Here, you’ll find a team that takes the time to learn everything about them — their likes, dislikes, and those little quirks that you know so well. So while you take your well-earned break, rest in the comfort of knowing they are in the hands of respite accommodation carers who care – really care – making your return all the sweeter.

4.7 out of 26 reviews
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Ignite life’s passions with every respite stay

Respite accommodation offers opportunities around every corner for your loved one to continue making strides in theirs on their own: music might spark a hidden talent, a cooking class could unearth a new passion, and a friendly chat might blossom into a meaningful friendship. It’s a two-way street of growth here—you’re getting the downtime you need, and they’re getting a burst of fresh experiences that encourage them to stretch their wings a little. And that’s a win-win in any book.

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Give yourself permission to pause without guilt

Taking a break can make you feel guilty, but it shouldn’t. It’s about staying sharp for the long haul – a rested you are the best version of you, especially for the person you’re caring for. Respite accommodation is an essential part of a sustainable care plan. If you’re toying with the idea of taking a much-needed break, reach out. Learn more about how NDIS respite accommodation can help you come back refreshed, with no guilt attached. It’s not just about taking care of them; it’s about taking care of you, too.

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Questions around respite accommodation

Got questions about respite care? You’re in the right place. Our FAQ section is designed to clear up any confusion about respite accommodation and the role of NDIS in supporting your needs.

Respite accommodation is a type of short-term care that offers a temporary break for caregivers and a change of scenery for the person being cared for. It’s designed to be flexible, providing care for a few hours, overnight, or for longer stays, depending on what’s needed.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) recognises that carers need a break too. The NDIS can provide funding for what they call ‘short-term accommodation and assistance,’ which includes respite care. This support can cover the costs associated with staying in respite accommodation, including the care provided there.

Yes, most respite accommodation services are equipped to handle a range of disabilities, including those with complex medical needs. They have trained staff capable of managing various conditions, ensuring that specific health care routines are followed. When looking for a respite service, it’s important to discuss your loved one’s needs to find a suitable match.

Key elements to look for in quality respite accommodation include: personal care tailored to the individual’s needs, skilled and compassionate staff, emergency support, engaging activities, a homely and accessible environment, and positive feedback from current or past users of the service. It should feel like a home away from home, where your loved one can feel as comfortable as they do in their own house.

The duration of the stay can vary greatly. It might be as short as an overnight stay, a weekend, to a week or more. Some services even offer day respite options. The length of stay will depend on what’s been agreed upon in the individual’s NDIS plan and the availability of the respite service provider.

You can find NDIS-approved respite accommodation providers through the NDIS portal, by contacting your local NDIS office, or by getting recommendations from support groups and other caregivers. The provider you choose should be registered with the NDIS, ensuring they meet certain quality and safety standards.

Many respite services are set up to handle emergency situations, offering care with little notice. However, availability can vary, so it’s worthwhile to have a conversation with your preferred providers about their ability to accommodate unexpected requests.

Communication is key. Talk to your loved one about respite, what it means, and how it will work. Visit the accommodation together if possible, meet the staff, and get comfortable with the environment. Make sure they have all their essentials packed, and maybe a few personal items to make their space feel familiar.

Activities can range from leisurely pastimes like gardening and arts and crafts, to more structured outings and social events. The goal is to provide enjoyable, stimulating activities that suit personal interests and abilities.

Beyond giving their regular carers a break, respite accommodation offers the person with a disability the chance to meet new people, try new things, and gain a sense of independence. It’s an opportunity for them to enjoy a different environment while still receiving the support they need.

4.7 out of 26 reviews