Respite Care

About Our Respite Care

Peace Of Mind And Welcome Support When Caring For A Loved One At Home

CraigCare provides a warm friendly home with 24 hour on-site nursing care with all the comforts of home including a well-appointed room, delicious home-cooked meals and lifestyle activities to suit your interests and background.

You stay in charge of how you run your day and how you’re cared for just like you would have if living in your own home. The CraigCare team enable and encourage each resident to remain as independent as possible and socially connected to their local community.

Families regularly make comment on how their loved one’s health and wellbeing has improved since moving into our aged care homes. We put this down to the exceptional clinical care we provide, the delicious and nutritious food on offer throughout the whole day, and the focus on connecting residents with their families, friends and the local community.

An elderly woman engrossed in reading a magazine while comfortably seated in a chair.

Our Respite Guests Enjoy All The Benefits Of Living In A CraigCare Home

24/7 Registered Nurses
Personalised Specialist Care
Support Both Day And Night
Daily Housekeeping
On Site
Fully Furnished Rooms
Meals Cooked Fresh Daily
Well-Appointed Rooms
Group Exercise Classes
Group Therapy Activities
Lifestyle Group Activities
Tailored 1-On-1 Therapy
1-On-1 Lifestyle Activities
Various Leisure Activities
Regular Social Outings & Trips
Outings On Our Private Buses
Spiritual Support Services
Hair Salon And Beauty Services
Relationship Based Care
Highly Secure & Safe Home

Our Respite Offerings

Our respite care is available for both advanced bookings and last-minute stays. 

Short-Term Respite Care

There is no minimum stay required to access CraigCare’s short-term respite care.

Emergency Respite Care

When the unexpected happens, we can arrange for respite accommodation within 24 hours.

Our Simple 4-Step Admission Process

The transition to aged care can sometimes be a stressful time for families. We are here to help you every step of the way. Below is our simple 4-step process to being welcomed into the CraigCare family. If you have any questions about admissions into a CraigCare home, please contact our friendly Admissions team by calling 0468 718 856 or click here to submit an online enquiry.

Make An Enquiry With Our Friendly Team

Come For A Visit At One Of Our Homes

We'll Explain & Discuss Everything

Complete Your Application & Move In

Speak To An Aged Care Expert

We’re here to help and support you in any way we can. If you want to speak to an aged care expert, please contact our friendly Admissions team by calling 0468 718 856 or click here to submit an online enquiry.

What Others Say About CraigCares Respite Care

“I loved the staff and care was very good”
“Dad enjoyed the music and dancing. He settled quite well and he was very happy.”
“Iris loved her respite stay. Good food and staff were very caring and helpful.”
“Dad enjoyed his stay and I had a good carer's break. The food, the staff and other residents were very nice.”
Our resident is in a happy mood along with her grandchild.

Other Care Offered

CraigCare offers several types of care and support to a variety of residents, all with different needs and desires. We welcome those with low to high care needs and everything in between. Below are the other primary types of care we offer at CraigCare:

Permanent Care

Exceptional care and wellbeing support, a range of accommodation options, vibrant social and lifestyle programs, dedicated carers and relationship based care.

Dementia Care

Care and wellbeing services tailored for those with memory loss, delivered by a multidisciplinary team who are specialists in dementia care.

Palliative Care

Dignified care, comfort and support with spiritual, cultural and psychosocial needs respected and fulfilled.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Respite Care Services

Respite care helps provide a break for those caring for a family member or friend. It is designed as a short-term option to provide 24/7 care for your loved one while you have a break to get some rest, go on a holiday or attend to things important to you. 


Whatever the reason, respite care provides peace of mind that your loved one is being cared for by a team of qualified carers and Registered Nurses. Respite care is available at all of our CraigCare homes and can be booked in advance. There is no minimum stay requirements. We can also arrange respite at short notice in an emergency.

Respite care is available at a cost of $56.87 per day set by the Department of Health. This is the standard Daily Care Fee paid by the client.

If you are a caregiver, you will know that it is an around-the-clock job. Caregivers are often juggling looking after an ageing loved one with work commitments, family responsibilities, their own health and keeping up with home and life administration duties. 


Respite care is designed to give caregivers a short-term break to avoid fatigue and burnout and provide them with some time to focus on themselves.

A respite stay could be a matter of days or weeks, depending upon your situation. We also offer emergency respite for when the unexpected may happen. At CraigCare, our respite guests enjoy all the benefits of living in a CraigCare home:

  • 24/7 Registered Nurse 
  • Personalised specialist care and support throughout the day and night
  • Daily housekeeping and on-site laundry
  • Meals cooked fresh onsite daily
  • Our rooms are fully furnished and well-appointed
  • Group exercise classes (e.g. Thai Chi, yoga)
  • Therapy and lifestyle group activities
  • Tailored one-on-one therapy and lifestyle activities
  • A range of leisure activities 
  • Regular social outings and bus trips
  • Spiritual services
  • Hair salon
  • High security

Respite care can be accessed for a maximum of 63 days in a financial year. At CraigCare, there is no minimum time stay requirement, and you can access the full 63 days at any time throughout the year, when you need it. 


A respite stay may involve days or weeks, whatever your situation needs.

Respite care is a short-break and is often needed when a loved one is recovering from an illness, a fall, are in poor health or if they have been in hospital. It is also accessed when the caregiver needs a short break to take a holiday or tend to other personal commitments. 

If your loved one is no longer able to live safely at home and their care needs are no longer able to be adequately met at home, permanent care is the best option for you. CraigCare homes offer exceptional care and wellbeing support, a range of accommodation options, dementia care, vibrant and varied social programs, dedicated carers and relationship-based care. 

There is a strong sense of community in all of our homes and that comes from the friendships formed between residents and staff, and our strong relationships we build with local community partners.

Make An Enquiry

If you have any questions about CraigCare, our friendly Admissions team will be happy to help. Please contact them by calling 0468 718 856 or by completing the form below to send an online message.