Our workers will support individuals and families with respite care in home or in a home away from home.
We know from time to time, participants may require temporary comprehensive supports that are different from their usual arrangements. These are non-typical days and may include Short Term Accommodation (STA). They may also include a period of respite, which aims to support ongoing caring arrangements between participants and their carers. STA/respite allows the opportunity for the participant to be supported by someone else whilst providing their primary carer with short term break from their usual caring responsibilities.
The support items include all expenses in a 24-hour period including assistance with self-care or community access activities, accommodation, food and negotiated activities.
Typically, this type of support would be used for short periods of up to 14 days at a time (exceptions may be made). For longer-term arrangements, other options are likely to be more appropriate like Medium Term Accommodation (MTA).
STA, MTA or Respite may be in the form of a group home, hotel/motel or Airbnb getaway locally or interstate to fulfil individual dreams of moving around the country.
STA, Respite or MTA allows for you to
These support items can be delivered to individual participants subject to the rules set out in the NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits.
We are also available 24/7 for emergency respite care in a situation involving the primary carer where it might be difficult for required supports at home to be provided.