Respite Care Services

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Respite Care Services

If you’re after dependable respite care services in Brisbane Northside and the Gold Coast, the professional support workers at Horizon Community Services (HCS) have got you covered. At HCS, we are dedicated to delivering round-the-clock, end-to-end services that are designed around your specific requirements.

Respite Living at HCS

Here at Horizon Community Services, we are committed to providing compassionate aged and disability respite care on the Gold Coast and Brisbane area. 

We cater for a range of circumstances, so whether you need overnight, short-term, or long-term respite stay, we have a comfortable, welcoming space for you. If you need in-home respite services, our support workers can provide you with unparalleled assistance in the comfort of your home. 

As our respite guest, you can have access to the services, programs, and activities that our team organise regularly. We also have spacious, lovely spaces to entertain your friends and family whenever they visit. 

Our respite care services include: 

  • Clean bed and linen
  • Personal locker and chair
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Freshly-cooked meals
  • Access to social activities
  • Help with daily tasks (moving around, dressing, eating, etc.)
  • Hospitality services (cleaning, laundry, and basic toiletries)
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Frequently Asked Questions About Respite Care Services

Consult our list of frequently asked questions below to find out more about our respite care services. If you have any other enquiries, feel free to head over to our contact page to speak with one of our professionals.

What is Respite Care Services?

Respite care services provide both participants and support workers/family members with a short-term break from their usual arrangements. 

For a participant, this can mean joining a new community group, trying new things, making new friends, and/or developing new skills. Respite can also provide personal, in-home support for a participant whose support provider or family member is temporarily unavailable. In addition, some respite plans include supporting a participant in joining community activities. 

For carers, taking some time off can help with health management and the improvement of overall wellbeing.

What is Residential Respite Care in Brisbane?

Best suited to individuals who require assistance with most tasks, respite care refers to a temporary break or relief for primary caregivers who are taking care of someone with a disability, chronic illness, or aging-related conditions.

The goal of respite care is to help caregivers prevent burnout and maintain their own physical, emotional, and mental health. By providing temporary relief, respite care can also improve the quality of life for the person receiving care by allowing them to interact with different caregivers and engage in new activities.

Can Respite Care Service Be Long-Term?

Yes. For long-term respite, the government sets a maximum stay of 63 days. However, this can be extended by 21 days at a time in special circumstances.

Who Pays for Respite Care in Australia?

Providers of residential respite care in Australia receive a subsidy from the government for their services. If you’re eligible for government-funded care, you will have no out-of-pocket expenses. However, for privately-funded care, how much you pay depends on the type of respite care you receive.

Who Do I Contact for Respite Care?

If you need respite care in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, contact the team at Horizon Community Services. We are committed to delivering tailored respite services helping our clients live a comfortable and fulfilling life.


In the spirit of reconciliation, Horizon Community Services acknowledges the traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to the land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their leaders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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