Respite Care Sunshine Coast

Give yourself a quality break with our respite care services

You deserve a break. Whether you are a carer for a loved one or you simply need some time to recharge, our respite care services can help. Here at Basic Home Care, we offer a range of respite care options to suit your needs and give you the break you deserve.

What Is Respite Care?

Most carers, including family members, provide care out of love and commitment. However, even the most dedicated carers need a break from time to time. This is where respite care comes in.

Respite care is temporary care provided to a person who needs assistance, typically so that their primary carer can take a break. Respite care can be provided in the form of home care, essentially taking over the role of the primary carer for a short period of time, or as a stay in a care facility such as an aged care home.

Respite Providers on the Sunshine Coast

At Basic Home Care, we are proud to offer respite care services to the Sunshine Coast community. Our team of experienced and qualified carers can provide in-home respite care, giving you the break you need while ensuring your loved one receives the high level care and assistance they require.

We can also arrange respite stays at any Sunshine Coast respite aged care facility, providing you with peace of mind that your loved one is being well cared for in a safe and supportive environment.

To learn more about our respite care services or to find out how we can help you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Types of Respite Care We Offer:

Residential/Short-Term Respite Care

Whether you need a few days, weeks, or even months off, our residential respite care services can help. Our goal is to provide you with a much-needed break while also ensuring that your loved one receives personal care at the convenience of one of our residential respite care locations.

In-home Respite Care

Nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of your loved ones. Our friendly team of registered nurses will work closely with you to develop a personalised care plan that meets the unique needs of your loved one in the comfort of their own home.

Cottage Respite

Our cottage respite care offer a more home-like environment for those who need a little extra care and assistance. The care receiver will receive 24 hours a day care with caregivers who are there to provide your loved ones with the care and attention they need and deserve.

Centre-Based Respite

When your loved one needs a little more care and supervision, our centre-based respite services can help. Our professionals will help your loved ones with the assistance they require while also allowing you to unwind. We collaborate with many centres to provide you with variety of choices on location and activities.

Emergency Respite

No one ever plans for an emergency, but when they happen, we are here to help. Our emergency respite care services can provide you with the peace of mind that you need during a time of crisis.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Respite

We know the challenges that come with caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. So if you need a break, our respite care services can help.

Special Needs Respite

Taking care of a loved one with special needs can be challenging, but with our help, you can be at ease knowing that your loved one is receiving the quality care and assistance in everyday tasks they need while you take care of yourself.

Ways to Fund Respite Care

Commonwealth Home Support Program

The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) offers funding for a variety of services to assist older people in keeping their independence at home. Respite care, home care, and transportation are just a few examples of the services provided. All individuals who are permanent residents of Australia and meet the age requirement of 65 or 50 years old for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals are eligible.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS, is a government-funded program that aids Australians with disabilities. The purchase of care packages and direct payments to providers are just a few ways the NDIS may pay for respite care.

Home Care Packages

A Home Care Package is a government-subsidised program that gives assistance and services to older persons who wish to stay in their own homes. The program is intended to meet the changing demands of older Australians, and it may be customised to each person’s circumstances. Respite care can be funded through a Home Care Package, which can make a huge difference for older people and their caregivers.

Private Funding

Families may choose to establish a special fund or give money to a specific respite care provider. This can be an effective approach to ensure that the care recipient receives the best possible level of care.

Many businesses and foundations also provide grants as well as other forms of financial assistance to families in need of respite care. Private funding can be a beneficial tool for ensuring that respite care is available to those who require it most.

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You need respite care, and we can help. Our team is here to talk with you about your unique situation and find the best solution for your family. Just don’t hesitate to talk with us and we’ll be more than happy to help


What does respite care refer to?

Respite care generally refers to short-term care that is provided to a primary caregiver in order to give them a break from their caring duties.

What is covered with respite care?

This type of care can be provided in a number of different settings, such as in-home, at a respite centre, or even in an aged care facility.

Who can access respite care?

Anyone who is a primary caregiver for another person can access respite care. This includes but is not limited to parents or guardians of children with disabilities, carers of elderly relatives, or those who provide support to family members with chronic illnesses.

Is respite care covered by the NDIS?

Yes, NDIS can fund your respite care. Just talk to your case manager about what type of support you need and they will be able to assist you with making the necessary arrangements.

How do I or a loved one apply for respite care?

The only thing you need to do is to get in touch with us. We’ll take it from there and help you through the process every step of the way

How is respite care funded?

It can be funded through a number of ways, including the Commonwealth Home Support Program, National Disability Insurance Scheme, or private funding.

How long can someone receive respite care?

The length of time for which respite care can be provided depends on the needs of the primary caregiver and the care recipient. In some cases, respite care may only be required for a few days or weeks, while in others it may be necessary on an ongoing basis.

How much does respite care cost weekly?

The cost will vary depending on the type of care required and the setting in which it is provided. We follow NDIS price guide for NDIS participants.

Am I eligible for respite care?

If you are a primary caregiver for another person, then you are likely eligible for respite care. Just get in touch with us and we’ll be able to advise you further.

Can Home Care Packages pay for respite?

Yes. Once you’re assessed as eligible for a Home Care Package, you and your carer can work with your case manager to develop a care plan that includes respite care.

Why choose Basic Home Care for respite care?

At Basic Home Care, your welfare is our number one priority. We understand that respite care can be a daunting prospect, which is why we go above and beyond to make sure that you and your loved ones are comfortable and supported every step of the way. Contact us today to find out more about how our other support services can provide assistance to you.