What Types Of Respite Care Is There?

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Care can be difficult, especially when it is done by a family member or loved one. Not only is it physically demanding, but takes time and effort – for all parties involved. 

Fortunately, the need for rest and recuperation has been recognised with various Disability support services offering various forms of short term accommodation and respite care in Noosa. There are many ways in which one can have a break from the demand of disability care. 

The Importance Of A Break

Respite care in Noosa provides an organised, temporary break both for carers and the person they care for. Having a break of scenery and routine has benefits for both carer and patient. 

Respite For Carers:

A break from duty allows the carer to relax and recharge, taking a timeout to attend to their own needs. In addition, respite gives them an opportunity for some social interaction that they might otherwise be restricted from due to constant care responsibilities.

Respite Care For Patient:

A break allows the patient time to recover, relax and enjoy a break from routine. Not only does this improve their relationship with their carer, but gives them the space to build new skills, meet new people and take part in activities, they would otherwise not have the opportunity to do.

Types Of Respite Care

There are a number of different types of respite care, both formal and informal. Informal respite care can be given by family and friends or professionally by disability support services. The type of care you choose will depend on the level of care you need, the funding your receive and the services available in your area.

In-home respite

This refers to respite care that is given at home, where a temporary care provider will continue daily tasks and activities, while the primary care provider is away or running errands. This during the day or overnight.

Centre-based day respite

This is care that takes place at a centre or club. For someone living with a disability, it offers new experiences and the opportunity to socialise with others in a safe environment, where carers are given a break to attend appointments or run errands.

Overnight or weekend respite

Much like the name states, this is respite care that is given in a shared accommodation with a group of other participants. This can be a great opportunity for participants to socialise and get away from their everyday routine while still receiving the level of care and assistance they need.

Community access respite

Community access respite offers individual or group activities and outings designed to give the person a social experience. It can help develop or maintain independent living skills and can be provided during the day or overnight.

Residential respite care

If a person living with a disability requires care and assistance every day, residential respite care involves a short stay in a care facility or supported accommodation, while the primary caregiver gets a break for a few days or longer.

Emergency respite care

In a crisis or emergency situation or a change in life events that require immediate attention, short term emergency respite care is provided to help care for the participant while this is taken care of.

Your Short Term Respite Provider

Sapphire Support is a leading NDIS respite care and support provider in Noosa, with years of experience in delivering tailored, high-quality short term accommodation to individuals living with a disability. to learn more about their service, get in touch today.

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