Have an assessment by MyAgedCare.gov.au
If you are a family carer, government subsidised support may be available. To be eligible for respite care, contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422, or visit the My Aged Care website. Explain your situation and request approval for in-home respite, cottage based day respite, overnight community respite, social support and/or residential respite, depending on your circumstances. My Aged Care will assess your eligibility for support.
What’s the next step?
After the assessment, you will receive a letter to let you know the outcome of your assessment. The letter will specify whether you have been approved for residential respite services and/or community respite services. Once approved, you may apply for services.
To book respite accommodation in a residential aged care home (minimum stay is two weeks):
- If you live in metropolitan Adelaide, contact Resthaven Residential Accommodation Enquiries, quoting your My Aged Care referral number, on (08) 8373 9113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you live in the Limestone Coast, residential respite is available at Resthaven Mount Gambier. Please contact the site directly on (08) 8726 3400 to book.
- If you live in the Fleurieu Peninsula, residential respite is available at Resthaven Port Elliot. Please contact the site directly on (08) 8574 5100 to book.
To book overnight community respite (no minimum stay, maximum stay is two weeks):
Have your My Aged Care referral number ready to quote when making your booking over the phone .
- If you live in southern or eastern metropolitan Adelaide, contact Resthaven Community Respite Services on (08) 8198 2060.
Overnight respite is available at Aldinga Beach, Marion, Toorak Gardens and Westbourne Park.
- If you live in the Fleurieu Peninsula or Murraylands, contact Murray Bridge, Hills and Fleurieu Communtity Services on (08) 8574 5111.
Overnight community respite is available at Newland House.
- If you live in the Limestone Coast, contact Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services on (08) 8762 4389.
Overnight community respite is available at Naracoorte.
- For all other areas, contact Resthaven’s Community Services on 1800 13 66 33 and quote your My Aged Care referral number.