Respite Care Services
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HCS is an NDIS registered provider which is based in Brisbane, Queensland which provides individualised disability support.