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Holiday Help & Support with Right at Home

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Rest and relief are here! Caring for your parent, sibling, spouse, or other loved one is no small feat, especially over the holidays. You know this, and so do we.

 

You've sacrificed to serve in your role as caregiver for the one you love, and that's why you deserve time to rest and revive your spirits. Respite care offers that relief, allowing you to grab coffee with a friend, catch a movie with your spouse, or even take a much-needed nap. All the while, you can rest assured that your loved one is being cared for in the best of hands, allowing your mind, body and soul an essential holiday – even if it's only a few hours each week. 

Benefits of Respite Care 

Caring for a loved one 24/7 can begin to wear on the physical and mental health. You may find yourself not eating right, not sleeping well, or not feeling well. Sometimes care caters to the caregiver's mental and physical well-being. And when the caregiver, you, is healthy, the patient remains healthy too.  

Respite care will offer relief, downtime and escape, prevent the build up of resentment, improve the health and happiness of you and your loved one, and allow you to feel revived and refocused when you return. 

Depending on your needs, as well as those of your loved one, a respite care worker will come to your home for a few hours. These visits could be once a week, or three times a week. While the respite care worker tends to your loved you, you're free to rest. You can use these hours to meet friends for lunch, attend a hair appointment, or even read a book in the backyard. The point is, this is your time to rest and recover.  

If you feel you need respite care support, contact your local Right at Home office. One of our respite care professionals will visit your home and provide you with a free assessment to determine your needs, as well as those of your loved one. Our professionals are flexible and will partner with you to determine the best schedule for respite care.  We can provide support for elderly Australians under the home care packages scheme as Right at Home RightCare is an approved provider. We can also provide support to those without government funding under private pay arrangements. Contact us to see how we can help you today.


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Australian Government Department of Health 

Victorian Health and Human Services 

NSW Health 

Queensland Health 

ACT Health 

WA Department of Health 

Tasmanian Department of Health 

Northern Territory Department of Health 

SA Health 

Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors (elderly and aged care), and any adult who needs our care at home including adults living with a disability who want to continue to live independently or age in their home. Right at Home is your local expert for issues related to caring for your loved ones and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. With no package management fees, Right at Home allows you to get more care from your package or budget. 

Right at Home is a 'My Aged Care' government approved, home care provider for levels 1 – 4 and offers flexible in-home care services such as nursing care, after hospital care, post-operative care, respite care, dementia and Alzheimer's care. Right at Home also offers assistance with daily living and personal care such as grooming, hygiene, transport, shopping, meal prep, domestic services and social support, so your loved one can enjoy a more independent, vibrant life. Our nurses and caregivers are screened, highly trained, and insured prior to entering your home so you can trust us with the caregiving while you focus on your loved one. 

To find out more, please give us a call on 1300 363 802 or visit our website. 

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