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) 9468 6754 or email email@example.com.
- If you live in the Limestone Coast, residential respite is available at Resthaven Mount Gambier. Please contact the Manager directly on (08) 8723 0911 to book.
- If you live in the Fleurieu Peninsula, residential respite is available at Resthaven Port Elliot. Please contact the Manager directly on (08) 8554 2000 to book.
To book overnight community respite (no minimum stay, maximum stay is two weeks):
- If you live in southern metropolitan Adelaide, contact Resthaven Community Respite Services on (08) 8198 2060 and quote your My Aged Care referral number. Overnight respite is available at Aldinga Beach, Marion and Westbourne Park.
- If you live in the eastern metropolitan Adelaide, overnight community respite is available at Toorak Gardens. Contact Resthaven Paradise and Eastern Community Services on (08) 8154 8444 and quote your referral number to book.
- If you live in the Limestone Coast, overnight community respite is available at Naracoorte. Contact Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services on (08) 8762 4389 and quote your My Aged Care referral number to book.
- For all other areas, contact Resthaven’s Community Services on 1800 13 66 33 and quote your My Aged Care referral number.
- Overnight respite at Aldinga House: Please phone (08) 8198 2060
- Overnight respite at Newland House (Victor Harbor): Please phone (08) 8534 2600