Our Residential respite care provides short-term care when you need it and if you intend to return to the community. Residential respite care may be used on a planned or emergency basis, for example if you are ill, or to help if your carer is absent for any reason such as illness or holidays. Melaleuca Home can provide low level or high level respite care, depending on your requirements. A respite stay may be just the break you, your carer, your family or your friends need. You may have 62 days of respite care in a financial year, and may be for a week or more in residential care.
Cost: You will be asked to pay a basic daily care fee, which is a flat fee. The maximum fee for all residential respite care is set at the pensioner rate of basic daily care fee. You do not have to pay an accommodation payment or an income-tested fee residential respite care.