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Quality care for your loved ones in Brisbane, the Gold Coast & Darwin

When it comes to reliable respite care services in Darwin, Brisbane Northside and the Gold Coast, Horizon Community Services stands out as the go-to provider. Our professional team is committed to delivering comprehensive and customised services tailored to your specific requirements.

At Horizon Community Services, we understand that carers and families may need time away or have personal matters to attend to. Our respite care option provides a safe and nurturing environment for your loved ones, ensuring they receive the care and support they need during your absence.

Premium Respite Care Services for Your Comfort and Well-being

Here at Horizon Community Services, we are committed to providing compassionate disability respite care on the Gold Coast, Darwin 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 care 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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Respite Care Accommodations in Brisbane and the Gold Coast

  • We offer two options for respite care living accommodations to cater to different preferences and needs. The first option is our Respite House located in Eagleby, Queensland. This cosy 3-bedroom house features ramp accessibility, toilet and shower railings, and a spacious backyard, ensuring a comfortable and accessible environment for our guests.
  • The second option is Respite Hotels, which provides a luxurious 5-star hotel experience. We partner with renowned hotels such as Hilton, Meriton, and more, situated in convenient locations across Darwin, Brisbane, Brisbane North, and the Gold Coast. These hotels offer proximity to popular attractions like theme parks, beaches, and medical facilities, making it convenient for participants to attend appointments or enjoy recreational activities while receiving the highest level of comfort and service during their respite stay.

How to apply?

If you want to know if you are eligible for our respite care services or are ready to apply, simply call us directly or provide your contact information and specific requirements. Our team will promptly review your application and provide you with further information. Experience reliable and compassionate respite care in Brisbane Northside, Darwin and the Gold Coast.

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.

Who is eligible for respite care services?

Eligibility for respite care services varies depending on the specific program or funding source. Generally, respite care is available for individuals of all ages who require temporary relief from their caregiving responsibilities. This includes individuals with medical conditions, disabilities, or chronic illnesses that require ongoing care and support, and primary caregivers in need of temporary assistance. Contact us for more details.

What are the benefits of respite care for caregivers?

Respite care offers caregivers numerous benefits, including temporary relief from their caregiving responsibilities, reduced stress and burnout, improved health management, time for personal and social activities, enhanced relationships with loved ones, peace of mind knowing their loved ones are in capable hands, and access to support and guidance.

Can respite care services be provided at home?

Yes, respite care services can be provided at home. At Horizon Community Services, we offer personal and in-home support services that include respite care. You can find more information about our personal and in-home support services here. Our dedicated team is trained to provide respite care in the comfort of your own home, ensuring that your loved one receives the care and support they need while you take a break.


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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