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