when you need it
Bundaleer Aged Care Community provides short-term respite care in a welcoming environment designed to feel like home. You can enjoy peace of mind knowing your loved one will be expertly looked after and supported 24/7 by our dedicated team of Carers and on-site Nurses. We care for guests with low care, high care and memory care needs. The Government subsidises respite stays for those with the appropriate ACAT assessment.
We understand that there are certain times when you might need some help looking after your loved one:
Each respite guest enjoys the privacy of their own room. There’s plenty of space for treasured and familiar belongings, and family and friends are encouraged to visit whenever they like. Respite guests can also experience everything else these communities have to offer, including the shared spaces where residents can come together for a meal or a chat and group activities.
Guests can access up to 63 days of subsidised respite care in a financial year, with the possibility of extending this by 21 days at a time (subject to ACAT approval for respite care).
These fees are subject to having a current ACAT approval for respite care.
The basic daily fee for a respite resident is set by the government at 85% of the single basic age pension. The government updates this fee on 20 March and 20 September each year, in line with increases to the age pension.
Refer to Residential Care resources - Aged Care fees & charges for details.
Guests can also begin their stay as privately funded and then transition to Government subsidised for the remainder of their stay, once an ACAT assessment is in place.