Respite Care Gold Coast

Have a time out with our respite care

Do you ever feel like you need a break from your caring role? Perhaps you are caring for a family member or friend and could do some time out to recharge your batteries? At Basic Home Care, we can provide respite care services for a few hours, a few days, or even a few weeks, depending on your needs. Our respite care services are designed to give you a break while also ensuring that your loved one is well cared for

What Is Respite Care?

Respite Care is perfect for family caregivers who need a temporary break from their caregiving duties. It can provide relief for those who are feeling overwhelmed, exhausted or simply need some time for themselves

Respite Care can also give caregivers the opportunity to take care of their own health and well-being, which is often neglected when caring for another person.

Respite Providers on the Gold Coast

At Basic Home Care, we understand that being a caregiver can be a demanding and challenging role. We also know that it’s important for caregivers to have some time for themselves. That’s why we offer respite care services on the Gold Coast.

Our respite care services are provided by trained and experienced caregivers who can provide the same level of care as you do. We will work with you to develop a care plan that meets the needs of both you and your loved one, and we will be there when you need us.

Respite care can be scheduled for as little as a day or as long as a few weeks, and it can be arranged on short notice. We know that life doesn’t always go as planned, and we are here to help when you need us.

Types of Respite Care We Offer:

Short-Term/Residential Respite Care

Have a break knowing your loved one is being cared for in their own home by trained and experienced caregivers. Our residential respite care services can be scheduled for a few days, or even a few weeks, depending on your needs.

In-home Respite Care

If you prefer, we can provide respite care in your own home. One of our caregivers will come to your home and provide the same high-quality care that we would provide at a respite accommodation.

Cottage Respite

With our cottage respite care, your loved one can enjoy all the comforts of home while being cared for in a safe and nurturing environment. Our cottage respite care includes a short term accommodation at any location of your choice including Gold Coast and is staffed by experienced caregivers 24 hours a day.

Centre-Based Respite

In a centre-based respite care program, your loved one will participate in a variety of activities designed to stimulate their mind, body, and soul. Our activities are tailored to the individual needs and interests of each person in our care. We work with a variety of centres to provide large range of choices.

Emergency Respite Care

We all know that life doesn’t always go as planned. If you find yourself in a situation where you need respite care on short notice, we can help. We will work with you to develop a care plan that meets the needs of both you and your loved one, and we will be there when you need us.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Respite

Taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be challenging and demanding. If you are feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, or simply need some time for yourself, our respite care services can help. Our caregivers are trained and experienced in caring for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and we will work with you to develop a care plan you can be confident in.

Special Needs Respite

No matter what your loved one’s needs are, we can help. Our carers have extensive experience and training in a wide range of caregiving methods, and they will work with you to create a care plan tailored to your loved one’s particular needs.

Ways to Fund Respite Care

Commonwealth Home Support Program

The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) finances a variety of services to assist older people in maintaining their independence at home. Respite care, house care, and transportation are some of the services available. All Australians over the age of 65 or over 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are eligible.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme, often called the NDIS, is a government-funded initiative that offers assistance to people with disabilities that are permanent residents in Australia. The purchase of care packages and direct payments to providers are two ways the NDIS may pay for respite care.

Home Care Packages

A government-subsidised service known as a Home Care Package provides assistance and support to individuals aged 65 and over who want to remain living in their own homes. The program is designed to meet the needs of older Australians as they change, and it may be customised to each person’s situation. Home Care Packages allow for alternative ways to pay for respite subsidy, which can make a significant impact on older Australians’ lives and caregivers’.

Private Funding

Families may choose to set up a specific fund or give money to a particular respite care provider. This can be a useful strategy for ensuring that the care recipient receives the finest possible level of care.

In addition, many organisations and foundations provide grants and other types of financial assistance to families in need of respite care. Private funding might be an excellent method to ensure that adequate respite care is available to those who need it.

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If you ever have any questions or concerns about our respite services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re always here for you.


What is respite care?

Respite care is temporary care that allows carers to take a break from their obligations. It can also be used to care for individuals with chronic diseases or impairments.

What is included with respite care?

What is offered in respite care will vary according to the requirements of the client. Usually, respite care will consist of basic personal care such as washing, clothing, and grooming. It may also involve assistance with cooking, cleaning, and transportation.

Who can receive respite care?

Anyone can get respite care, however, it is most commonly utilised to provide care for individuals with chronic diseases or disabilities. It can also be used to provide caregivers with a respite from their chores.

Is respite care covered by the NDIS?

Yes, it is. The NDIS covers a variety of services, including respite care.

How do I apply for respite care?

Contacting a local respite care provider is the first step if you are interested in respite care. They will be able to assist you in determining if respite care is appropriate for your requirements.

How is respite care paid for?

There are several financing options for respite care, including the Commonwealth Home Support Program, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the Home Care Package, and private funding.

How long can someone stay in respite care?

The length of stay will vary based on the needs of the individual. Respite care is often offered on a short-term basis, however certain individuals may require long-term care.

How much does respite care cost per day?

The cost of respite care will vary based on the desired kind and level of care. We follow NDIS price guide for NDIS participants.

When might a person access in-home respite care?

When the primary caregiver needs a break, when the care recipient has a chronic disease or handicap, or when the care recipient is returning home from the hospital are all instances in which in-home respite care may be utilised.

Do I qualify for respite care?

When assessing your eligibility for respite care, several variables will be examined, including your needs and those of your care recipient. Contact your local respite care provider to learn more about the eligibility requirements for respite care.

Is respite care covered by Medicare?

Absolutely! Medicare will cover the bulk of costs for up to five consecutive days of respite care for hospice patients in a hospital or skilled nursing facility.

Can Home Care Packages pay for respite?

Yes, home care packages can finance respite care. If you have a home care package, you can pay for respite care with the funds provided.

Why choose Basic Home Care for respite care?

When it comes to respite care, you can rely on Basic Home Care. We offer a comprehensive range of services to satisfy the needs of our clients, and our friendly team is devoted to providing high-quality care. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our other services such as home nursing and residential aged care services.