What Is Respite Care

The word “respite” means to take a break from the daily challenges of caring for a loved one with particular needs.

CORE Community Services Respite Care offers a varied and meaningful interaction from our support workers, we care and understand you. We are the leading service provider with bilingual staff.

Multicultural Support

Our bilingual support workers are certificate trained (or in training) and will be matched to meet your language and cultural needs. They deliver a superior service with great consideration to your routine, wants and any culture-specific requirements.

Respite Services Can Be:

  • Emergency/crisis relief
  • Planned/short-term respite
  • Pre-arranged within 3 to 6 months
  • Long-term respite
  • Ongoing for more than 6 months subject to periodic service review

CORE Aged Care Services

Who is eligible?
Carers seeking respite care in South West Sydney who are looking after:

  • seniors or people with dementia
  • Young adults from 18 to 64 years old with a physical or intellectual disability
  • We service mainly people from multicultural backgrounds

Priority of service is given to:

  • Ageing or solo carers
  • Carers with no current formal support services or limited social and family support
  • Carers with a current illness or medical condition
  • Carers who are looking after someone with a high level of care needs

When the person is considered eligible and vacancies are available, an assessment will be done and an appropriate care plan will be organised by the Respite Assessment and Liaison Officer prior to the start of service.

Those eligible who cannot be taken in will be kept on a waiting list and will be contacted when a vacancy is available, or alternative service may be recommended which meets immediate needs.

Those who are unable to meet service eligibility will be advised of alternative service options.
What does respite care involve?
Respite Care provides support from a substitute carer (support worker) who supervises and assists the care recipient with some of the activities of daily living, allowing the main carer to take a break from her/his caring responsibilities. Social and companionship support to the care recipient is mainly provided while the carer is on a break.
What does respite care cost?
Those who receive in-home respite care will be charged a fee. We will need to consult with you about your needs to give you an effective cost.

Special consideration is given to recipients who are assessed to be financially disadvantaged.

Our respite care service is supported by funding from Commonwealth Home Support Programs (CHSP) and Community Care Support program (CCSP).

We also run carer support groups if you would like to join a network of supportive people who understand the challenges you face on a day-to-day basis.

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