Support for carers
Many people who receive Home and Community Care (HACC) services are also supported by a network of carers who are relatives, friends or neighbours.
Being a carer can be a demanding role and you may need a break to maintain your own wellbeing or need advice and support. Respite care can give you the time to take a break from regular caring duties.
The HACC program can help you to access the respite care and support that best meets your needs and the needs of the person you care for.
Respite care can be provided in the home, in a day centre, or in the community – whichever option is most suitable. Respite care can be provided:
- as a planned service
- for a few hours or a few days
- if you need assistance for a short period when you are ill or recovering from illness.
Carers may also need advice and support from carer support organisations.
Aged and Continuing Care Directorate
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