Respite Care

Respite is a short break away from home. It gives you a chance to eat well and have a rest to recharge your batteries and an opportunity for your partner and/or carer to have some time out. Respite is a very important part of the mental and physical process of ageing.

Barossa Village has two respite beds, funded by the Federal government and these are permanently reserved to provide accommodation for people who require short-term care.
There are also a number of emergency short term unfunded respite beds. These beds are funded privately, although there may be eligibility for financial assistance through various respite organisations.

The period of respite care may vary up to a maximum of 63 days per person within a financial year. The most common stay is one to two weeks.

Assessment and Bookings
Respite Accommodation is always in demand so it is important to book as soon as you think it may be required. To gain entry applicants require an assessment from the government Aged Care Assessment Team.
The Residency Admissions Officer is able to assist with respite enquiries.

  • "My 80 year old mother had a fall and broke her shoulder. The level of service offered by Barossa Village was incredible - showering, dressing, driving to doctor's appointments. I live interstate and couldn't be with her all the time. It made me feel a lot happier that she was well looked after and she also recovered quickly."
    James (48), Melbourne
  • "Dad has dementia and was just getting too much for Mum. She didn't want to give up on him, but she need a break so we arranged a trip to Melbourne to see an AFL game with the grand kids. The Barossa Village Respite Care program was a lifesaver for both of them."

    David (48), Tea Tree Gully
  • "I just wasn't aware that a thing like Transitional Care existed. Mum was recovering from a bowel operation and we just couldn't lift her so Barossa Village arranged a care program until she was back on her feet - which freed us up to cook her healthy meals and spend quality time with her."
    Bronwyn (49), Angaston
  • "We love packing the caravan and just heading off for a couple of months when we feel like it. Our cottage is monitored for security and the garden is maintained while we are away - it makes life very easy and flexible."
    Bill (65) and Maureen (62)
  • "I live by myself in my own home at least 20 kilometres from Barossa Village. But I get involved in all of their social programs including trips to wineries, picnics and film afternoons. I really look forward to my days out and a few laughs."
    Jane (82), Angaston
  • When both of my children went off to university I was at a bit of a loose end. I didn't really want to return to full time work but I knew I still had a lot to give. Now I have a weekly meeting with several Barossa Village residents - we have a coffee, a chat and I help them with their shopping. It's a rewarding part of my week.
    Glenys (46)

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