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Use your home care package for Respite Care in Victor Harbor these holidays

With the holiday season here soon, you may like to consider respite care for a loved one in Victor Harbor.

Caring for an elderly parent or relative is an act of love and kindness. To reach out for help from time to time will only support you to continue caring for them in the way that you want to.

If your parent or elderly relative has a home care package, did you know that you can use this home care package to pay for some respite care? Have a chat with your home care services coordinator who will help you work out the details.

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Respite Care this Christmas at a luxurious beachside home in Victor Harbor

How respite care helps

Aged care services such as the Commonwealth Health Support Program (CHSP) and Home Care Packages support many older Australians to remain at home comfortably. However there are also more than 2.6 million unpaid carers in the community, and it’s not uncommon for these people to experience carer fatigue and to be dealing with feelings of caregiver guilt. Respite care from time to time has many benefits:

  • You know your elderly loved one is being well cared for if you want to go on a holiday
  • It gives you a break from your caring responsibilities and an opportunity to recharge.
  • You’re better able to continue your caring role with a positive attitude and enthusiasm
  • Respite care provides a supportive environment when transitioning from a hospital back home

Where to go for respite care in Victor Harbor

Respite care is available through your home care package either at home or at St Louis on Sea.

At home

Respite care can be arranged with a St Louis carer in the comfort of your home. You may need 24x7 support and overnight care, or a few hours every day if you are recuperating after a hospital stay or an illness.

At St Louis on Sea Victor Harbor

St Louis on Sea is an eight-room shared home, luxuriously appointed and located across the road from the beach in Victor Harbor. Both short and long term respite care is available with 24x7 nursing support and specialist dementia care based on the Montessori approach.

People are encouraged to contribute and participate in the home as if it were their own. Our care is underpinned by our values: Dignity, Respect, Choice, Fairness. Regardless of the length of stay, our visitors have settled in quickly and comfortably and tell us they feel like they’re at home.

Find out more about respite care in Victor Harbor for your loved one

Phone St Louis today on 08 8332 0950 to discuss availability and options for respite care in Victor Harbor. St Louis on Sea will be a holiday break by the beach in a luxurious setting with 24x7 care. You and your elderly relative will both enjoy the break.