NDIS School Leavers program

Respite Care

SHORT TERM ACCOMODATION (STA)

Everybody needs a break sometimes! Respite care can help give you and your carer some valuable time apart by providing you with alternate, short-term accommodation. This is normally arranged within a group home. Respite care is designed to give both NDIS participants and their informal support a well-earned break.

While staying in our short-term accommodation, you’re treated to a well-deserved break, from routine, while your informal support network also gets some time to themselves. Gold start Loving Care respite isn’t just about the accommodation, it also involves the support you receive while staying there. At Gold star loving care we provide the level of care you require, while staying in our short-term accommodation, which may allow you to share a support worker with other guests, which can help give you more value for money.

While staying in our short-term accommodation we will offer the following:

  • Capacity-building group activities as part of your stay, such as art therapy sessions, group fitness activities, or day trips.
  • An opportunity to meet new friends, develop new skills and build your capacity and independence.
    We will offer group activities that are designed to do exactly that.
  • Our Short-term accommodation is a good steppingstone to gain independence, if that’s one of your NDIS goals!

We offer flexible NDIS support options. Our family support and respite programs are highly personalised. We can adapt perfectly to your schedule. Services can be provided from as little as a few hours, to 24-hour care, to weeks in one of respite home/ community, or we can provide short term respite accommodation at one of our homes.

We can provide in-house respite care for people/clients wishing to remain within their own home.

RESPITE FOR CHILDREN

Raising a child or caring for an adult with a disability comes with many joys, but there is no doubt it can be challenging and, at times, exhausting. Many parents or carers put aside their own physical and mental health, partners, friends, hobbies, and interests to solely focus on their child. Though it is easy to forget, it is important to keep in mind that to take the best possible care of your loved one with a disability you must take care of yourself. This can often mean taking short breaks to go to your own doctor appointments, go out with your spouse or a friend, rest, or do something just for you.

Parents may find that surviving is a matter of taking time out for themselves when caring for a child with autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. Part of this may just be taking time for a cuppa during each day, but often longer breaks are needed.

Respite care is an essential part of the overall support that families may need when Asperger’s or autism is involved. It can be provided in the home or in a variety of out-of-home settings. Since not all families have the same needs, respite care is usually flexible to fit in with a family’s requirements.

WHAT IS RESPITE CARE FOR CHILDREN?

Gold Star Loving Care staffhave experience in Autism, Asperger’s and Paediatric Health takes over responsibility for caring for your child. It might be for a few hours, a day or longer. This may free some time for an exercise class, meet up with friends, attend a wedding, weekly shopping or to go on holidays.

Look After Yourself As Parents Of An Autistic Child
Respite is a vital part of maintaining your health and sanity when caring for a child with autism or Asperger’s syndrome.

Use the following check list when you need it:

  • Ask for help when you need it.
  • Take time for yourself.
  • Exercise, eat well and rest.
  • Keep up social contacts.
  • Attend a career group for support.
  • Access and use available services.
  • Acknowledge and deal with feelings.