Respite Care

Reliable short-term respite care so your carer can rest, recover and recharge.

The role of a family carer can be demanding, stressful and rather tiring. Home Instead can assist by offering short, flexible respite care, keeping you and your family cared for.

Our respite care services are tailored to helping out your regular carer, offering you both some help when needed. A well-planned respite program provides you both regular, scheduled breaks – helping to keep your home manageable, comfortable and relaxed. You’ll also have the added benefit of a singular, regular CAREGiver, who will be assigned specifically to you. They’ll come in when you choose, and spend some quality time helping around the house. And in the process, you’ll have a new, friendly face to enjoy at home. Our CAREGivers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We can provide you respite services on a regular, scheduled basis; for planned special events (i.e. if you need to travel or will be out of town; or on short-notice when you need our help).

Respite care for both you and your family

We believe that living at home should be as simple as possible, for both you and your regular carer.


  • That’s why Home Instead can offer you:

    • A personally matched CAREGiver, who will be your regular helper when needed
    • Strong companionship when your usual caregiver is away
    • Complete control of when you receive assistance (from once every few weeks to 24/7 in-home care)
    • 24/7 telephone support provided by your local care team
    • Assistance with whatever tasks are needed.

Here to help

For more information on our respite care services, please call us on 1300 008 018. We’re always happy to answer any of your questions.

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