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Respite Care (STA)

What is Respite Care in the NDIS?

Short Term Accommodation, including respite, is funding for support and accommodation for a short time away from your usual home. Caring for your loved ones can be challenging at times. It is a big commitment and sometimes you lose sight of your own needs

Respite care allows for both a person with a disability and their carer to have a break or a change of scenery. It is the alternative care that is put in place while a usual care giver is unavailable. 

Respite can be from a few days to two weeks depending on your NDIS plan. It may be in-home respite care from one of our qualified staff or you can enjoy your stay at one of our NDIS approved accommodations.

Just like other supports that come under the NDIS, respite must be considered “reasonable and necessary” to be included in the NDIS Plan.

You are eligible for Respite Care Support if:

  • Your family or informal supports can support you for longer
  • You might not need as much support in the future
  • It helps you maintain functional capacity
  • It helps you increase your independence
  • It helps you do more activities

It can be overwhelming to navigate through all the details. We can help you plan for your Respite Care services for NDIS.

How can Family Care Australia help NDIS participants with Respite Care?

Respite care for people with disability can be for a few hours during the day. It can also be overnight or for longer periods like a few weeks. It always depends on the participant how they would like to use respite care services.

Family Care Australia helps participants with Respite care for NDIS which can  cover:

  • Short-term accommodation
  • Assistance with self-care or community access activities
  • Overnight support
  • Assistance with daily tasks, community participation, assistance with personal activities

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Getting started with Family Care Australia

To deliver the best possible care, we need to know a little more about you or your loved one, including what services you are interested in, and how often you would like to receive support.

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