Assessment for respite
Respite care is a short stay in an aged-care home. An assessment works out how much help you need, and the types of services you're eligible to receive.
If you care for someone with dementia, your doctor can help arrange an assessment for that person or you can arrange one directly through My Aged Care.
Aged care services
As you get older you may need extra help managing everyday activities. There are many different types of aged care services , as well as respite services for carers. You can find out if you are eligible via an assessment process which varies from state to state.
Respite care for carers of people with dementia
Caring for a person with dementia can be rewarding, but it can be physically and emotionally tiring. It’s important to take regular breaks from your caring role (respite).
Younger onset dementia
People under 65 can develop so-called younger onset dementia. Learn about planning, legal rights and respite care for people with early onset dementia.