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Care Respite – Knowing the Important Guidelines

Care Givers are completely dedicated to the care and wellbeing of senior citizens who seek assistance because of ageing. However, in order to ensure high quality care, it is important for Care Respite workers to consider their own wellbeing equally important. Every job is vulnerable to fatigue which is why holidays are so important. The same rule applies to Care Respite workers who should take time off from their care activities and rejuvenate themselves so that they can offer their best. Care Respite is important because it provides an opportunity to the Aged Care workers to take a break from their daily care activities.
This small break allows the Aged care workers to relieve their stress and tension and ensures a healthy life style for the workers. Residential aged care facilities and Community care services provide care respite services. There are different guidelines associated with each type of care respite services provided by Residential Aged Care facilities.

  • In case of Residential Care Respite, the care giver can choose up to sixty three days of respite in a financial year. This needs to be booked in advance, however in case of an emergency, there can be quick bookings made available.
  • Day Care centres provide Day care respite for the care givers along with local health centres and community centres.
  • Short term care respite allows the care givers to spend time with their family and friends for outings and shopping.
  • For people who take care of their elderly loved ones at home, there are carer respite centres allowing them to take a break from their emotionally and physically exhaustive responsibility.