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CRT Program provides access to professional residential and in-home respite care. Whether you need extra support for a few hours or a longer break, we can help you with a variety of respite services with or without the presence of the primary caregiver. We also offer emergency respite for when unforeseen events arise. You can access respite care for a few hours, a few days, or longer - depending on your needs.

How our services are funded
through the NDIS

In-home respite care

Sometimes you may need some time to visit friends, run errands, or take a rest. We’ll keep your loved ones comfortable at home and take them out to their social events such as bowling clubs or family gatherings on your behalf and give you peace-of-mind knowing they’re well looked after.

Night riders

We provide night time drop-ins of a minimum of 2 hours or longer overnight in-home respite care. This can help in cases where you need to travel or be away from your loved one for longer durations. Overnight respite is also a way of giving yourself a break from caregiving so you are able to catch up on sleep and get some rest while being assured that we are taking care of your loved one.

Residential respite

Our residential respite is available for a minimum of 12 hours in our state of the art apartments. The CRT program is unique in that it provides a holistic full service offering of care, transport, therapy, assisted technology, specialist medical and clinical care all from the comfort of our accommodation.

Why choose CRT Program

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Our services are available 24/7, 365 days a year

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We are family owned and locally based so you can speak to someone that understands your needs when you call.

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We source our team from Nurse Training Australia and the Royal Australian College of General Practicioners

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We treat our clients like family. You have the flexibility and control to live life on your terms.

FAQ’s

  • How does community respite work?
  • Community respite is best suited if you need occasional carer support for some day-to-day tasks or activities. It is available during the day, overnight, or for the weekend:

    1. Centre-based respite is available during the day. It provides you with the opportunity to talk and interact with other people, and usually takes place at a day centre, club or residential setting. Day respite often runs from 10am to 3pm and may include transport to and from the centre.

    2. Cottage respite is available overnight or over a weekend. It takes place in the community orin the home of a host family. It can be taken for two to three days at a time.

    3. Flexible respite is available in the day or overnight. It can be provided in your home or in the community. It usually involves a paid carer coming to your home so that your usual carer can take a short break.

  • Am I eligible for community respite?
  • If you are an older person who requires support, you may be eligible for community respite.
    Your eligibility will be assessed during your face-to-face assessment organised through a MyAged Care Regional Assessment Service (RAS).

    Read more about how to access community respite services under the CHSP.
    You can check if you are eligible for an assessment OR apply online for an assessment, or call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 to get started.

  • How does residential respite work?
  • During your short stay, you will be entitled to the same care and support services as permanent residents. For instance, you will be given a room and hotel-type services such as meals, laundry and social activities, as well as services to meet your personal and care needs.

    Based on your initial ACAT assessment, you will be approved for either low or high level care. This will determine the level of respite subsidy your provider will receive, and ensure you receive care appropriate to your needs. Being approved for high level care allows you to access low level care, but not vice-versa.

  • How much residential respite care can I receive?
  • You can access up to 63 days of subsidised care in a financial year. This includes both planned and emergency residential respite care. It is possible to extend this by 21 days at a time, with further approval from your aged care assessor. This may be required due to your care needs, carer stress, or the absence of your career.