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.