What are the different types of disability respite care?

Carers are true heroes in our society and the value of their work should not be underestimated. A carer’s role can often lead to elevated levels of stress and it is important that they are also cared for to protect their mental and emotional wellbeing. Disability respite care aims to provide carers with space to relax and recharge while those they care for are fully provided for.

There are various types of respite care that are accessible through service providers depending on the circumstances and what is required. At Community Access Care, we provide a number of respite care services in the Bundaberg, Toowoomba and Sunshine Coast areas. Here are a few types of respite care available.

In-home respite

In-home disability respite covers a carer’s duties in the home, taking care of a Participant’s day to day needs. Community Access Care’s in-home respite service is available to carers who need a few hours during the day to themselves, while those they care for remain in the care of experienced respite staff. It could also cover an overnight stay.

Centre-based day respite care

Centre-based day respite for disabled Participants offers them the opportunity to get out of the house and engage with social groups and activities under the care of trained respite workers. This respite service is available during the day and service providers such as Community Access Care also provide transport to and from the respite centre.

At Community Access Care we have a range of activities on offer at our centre which our Participants love. From cooking classes to Halloween crafts, there is something on offer for everyone. For our most recent activities calendar, click here.

Community access respite

Connecting with the broader community is an important part of ensuring that people living with a disability remain socially connected and are able to enjoy an independent lifestyle. Our community access respite service enables our Participants to participate in community based activities and recreational outings.

Residential support care

Short term accommodation, such as that provided by Community Access Care, offers Participants the chance to have a small holiday away from home under the care of highly trained and experienced staff, while allowing carers and family to take a break and recharge.

Emergency respite

Emergency respite provides support to disability carers in the event that they experience an urgent situation that inhibits their ability to care for those they care for in the manner required. This may include circumstances where there is a threat to the health and safety of the carer or the person being cared for that requires immediate intervention.

Supported independent living

Supported independent living (SIL) services work with Participants and their families to achieve greater autonomy and develop a sense of self-determination in their daily lives. SIL arrangements provide peace of mind to those in need of added support and their loved ones that their needs will be met in a caring and supportive environment.

Community Access Care takes a family oriented approach to supported independent living. We focus on developing essential life skills and building the confidence of the people we work with to empower them to make informed decisions about their lives, as well as maintaining a strong connection with the community. Read more about our approach to supported independent living here.

Contact us to discuss our range of respite care services to ensure you are living your best life.

Get in touch with our friendly team, and we will assist you as soon as we can:
Phone: 1300 522 104
Email: [email protected]