Tel: 03 5977 9922
Tel: 03 5977 9922

Respite Care

SomerCare offers excellent short-term respite care to people who require the expertise and support that a residential aged care home provides.

We understand that supporting your loved one is often tiring and demanding work, both physically and emotionally. Naturally, carers, like anyone, will need time off for a number of reasons such as holidays, sickness or illness recovery time, to take care of family matters or quite simply to have a well-earned break. Sometimes respite is beneficial after a change in care level or after hospitalisation to allow time for arrangements to be made to manage future care needs.

Our respite care services can be used on a planned or emergency basis, and we provide respite care for periods of two or more weeks (subject to availability).

Peace of mind

SomerCare provides residential respite care accommodation in alignment with the level of care required at the time of booking. Matters such as medications, level of assistance
in personal care, mobility, dietary requirements and medical/nursing care are all discussed and agreed upon prior to the short-term residency to ensure both the carer and their loved one have complete peace of mind.

Our short-term respite care residents thoroughly enjoy their stay with the SomerCare family as the elegant surroundings, engaging and friendly staff and permanent residents provide a welcome and stimulating change to their normal routine and environment.

Additionally, respite care residents, while only here for a short time, can join in on any number of social, health and wellbeing activities while at SomerCare, presenting them with a unique opportunity to undertake an experience they may not have access to through their regular carer.

You’re in good hands

Whether your loved one requires high-level or low-level respite care, SomerCare offers the perfect solution for both carers and short term residents. We accommodate the little things such as cultural and individual nuances. Our beautifully appointed, fully secured home is staffed by highly qualified, experienced and compassionate staff with an enviable reputation for providing excellent care. As a carer you can rest easy knowing that we will take very good care of your responsibilities while you do what you need to do.

For further information about SomerCare’s residential short term respite care please contact our friendly staff on (03) 5977 9922