Respite Care

Your home away from home

Everyone deserves a break now and then – which is why a pre-planned respite stays with us can be a great option for you and your carers. You may want to give your usual caregivers or family members some time to rest and recharge, or you may be recovering from an illness and need a little extra support before returning home.

Latrobe Valley Village offers both High and Low care respite stays for people in need of temporary care and accommodation, who have a current ACAT or My Aged Care Support Plan that has been approved for respite care. Once you have been assessed as eligible for respite care, you are entitled to 9 weeks of respite per financial year

Choosing to stay with us for a respite is the perfect way to familiarise yourself with the welcoming environment that Latrobe Valley Village is so well known for. Our beautifully appointed, fully secured home is staffed by highly qualified, experienced and compassionate staff with an enviable reputation for providing excellent care. As a carer, you can rest easy knowing that we will take very good care of your responsibilities while you do what you need to do.

Please call our Administration team on (03) 5127 7488 to enquire about respite stay availability.

Respite care suits many situations

Our respite care program is designed to be flexible and responsive – whenever possible, we’re here for you.

This need not be a time of crisis. More often than not, respite care is organised to allow a caregiver some time to rest and recharge. A respite stay is usually 2–4 weeks long, with the exact duration determined by your specific circumstances and the number of respite days allocated to you as part of your eligibility assessment.

Relief for caregivers

While caregivers prioritise taking care of others, it’s important for their health and wellbeing to take time out for themselves now and again. Respite stays give carers and family members the opportunity to take regular breaks while knowing that their loved one is in a safe, supportive environment.

A temporary change in your needs

From time to time, you may need a little extra support to take care of your personal needs. This might follow a stay in hospital or period of illness, in which case we may be able to organise a respite stay for you at short notice.