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Respite Care Services in Melbourne

Caring for a loved one as they age can be very rewarding - but sometimes you just need a moment to take care of your own wellbeing, too.

This is where Mayflower can help - through our Respite Care Services in Melbourne.

Learn about this type of support, your options, and why respite support is so important for both the care giver and the person being cared for.

What Is Respite Care - and When Do You Need It?

Respite care is designed to give primary carers a break by providing short term care for their loved ones.

If you need a short break from your carer role, a qualified professional can step in and provide uninterrupted support to the person you care for.

If you’re a primary carer, flexible respite can be helpful when:

  • You need to take care of errands and leave the house without leaving your loved one without support
  • You’re going on holiday and want some peace of mind that your loved one will be well taken care of
  • You need some time off to de-stress and take care of yourself, so you can continue caring for your loved one
  • Your loved one requires emergency respite if you have become unwell or injured

If you’re an older person receiving care from a family member or friend, respite care can help keep you safe and well while your loved one takes some time off for some self-care.

Mayflower Respite Care – Your Options 

At Mayflower, we offer in-home respite care services where we visit you at your own home, as well as in our aged care homes where older people can come and stay with us for a while.

In-Home Respite Care in Melbourne

With in-home respite care, older Australians can continue living in the comfort of their own home while their carer is away, with the relief of knowing that qualified support is at hand.

Mayflower has a team of caring, and supportive caregivers who can provide in-home care services, whenever you need some extra help – for a few hours, a few days, or longer if you need it.

Aged Care Respite Care in Melbourne

If your loved one requires a short stay in an aged care setting, we offer residential aged carerespite care services at both our Brighton and Reservoir residences.

We welcome respite care residents like family. We work hard to help them feel at home - knowing that it's the little things that make all the difference and go a long way in helping someone feel comfortable and empowered in a new space.

Our Person-Centred Approach to Respite Care

We understand that finding help from another caregiver can be nerve wracking.

That’s why our emphasis is on providing person-centred care and a high quality of service that you can feel confident with.

Whether you’re looking for support for everyday activities around the home, or residential care, we’ll take the time to get to know you and how we can best support your life.

Then, we will work with you to establish a personalised plan that ticks all the boxes, with care services delivered by our kind and qualified staff of health professionals.

Respite Care Benefits For You and Your Loved Ones

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 95% of people aged 65 and over live at home — and 1.3 million of these elderly Australians require some support with everyday activities.

As a result, more than 1 in 10 Australians act as carers in some way. That’s 2.65 million carers! So, if you’re a carer, know that you’re in good company.

And, with a little help from Mayflower’s respite care services in Melbourne, you and your loved one will be in good hands, too.

Primary Carers Get Time to Recharge

If you’re a carer, it’s important to do a little self-care and take a break when you need to. By looking after yourself, you will be able to keep caring for your loved one – without burning out.

According to Dementia Australia a regular break helps carers to avoid burnout so that they can continue providing care services in a way that is healthier and more sustainable.

With Mayflower’s team attending to care needs, you can take the time that you need to attend to other important tasks, whether they’re related to work, running your home, or your own health, beauty and wellbeing needs.

Care Recipients Continue Receiving High-Quality Care

While you’re away, the loved one you care for will benefit from the highest quality support and attention. All of their needs will be met, without any interruption in their care.

Plus, working with another caregiver can deliver positive changes to your loved one’s routine along with added social opportunities.

This is particularly true with residential respite care, as your loved one will have the chance to meet others, make new friends and take part in a range of lifestyle activities.

Getting Started With Mayflower’s Respite Services

If you’re a primary carer, it’s important to learn about your options so you can access respite care whenever you need a break. Respite support can empower you and help your loved one to live safely and happily, even while you’re away.

Contact Mayflower today to learn more.

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