Flexible Respite

Restore your energy and keep your life in balance

Taking care of a family member can be enormously rewarding — but it can be emotionally and physically draining as well. We understand that you are often caring around the clock, so it’s important for you to seek occasional respite from responsibilities.

That’s why we’ve developed our Flexible Respite service. Whether it’s for a few hours a week to run errands or a few weeks a year to take a much- needed holiday, a break gives you the opportunity to reduce stress, restore energy and keep your life in balance.

With more than 25 years of experience helping people live at home independently, we know how important that is. So the better we know your passions, preferences and goals – the better we can support you.

Our Model of Care

It is important to find a service that feels right for you and also that you trust the team to provide the right care. Our innovative Flexible Respite model is tailored to suit you, empowering you to take advantage of support that works around your needs and schedule.

Your KinCare Customer Care Manager will work with you to select a suitable team member and the times you need for each visit. We will also work with you to understand the tasks and activities you need. Bookings are available 24/7.

Short term Support:

  • Assistance in cases of carer illness, hospital stays, work commitments or a family emergency;
  • When there is an unexpected event and you need a little bit of extra help;
  • You’ll have up to $1000 in respite hours to help you through an emergency;

Long term Support

  • When you are planning regular, ongoing respite over the year;
  • We will arrange the respite you need when you need it – whether it’s weekdays, evenings or overnight stays;
  • We will make sure you know how to connect with support networks in your area;
  • You’ll have up to $5000 in respite hours to help you through the year;

We are able to achieve excellent outcomes by:

  • Promoting wellness and independence
  • Home safety checks to reduce risks and hazards
  • Early intervention and solutions for unmet needs

Our Approach

KinCare offer a range of in-home and community care services if you:

  • Are experiencing short or long-term health problems;
  • Are older and in need of assistance;
  • Have a disability;
  • Are carers or families who may need support or respite.

We understand that you provide much of the day to day care needed by the person you support and have a unique and deep understanding of their needs.

We will acknowledge your expertise and work in partnership, to make sure that your family member feels comfortable, safe and cared for.

By learning about you and focusing on your needs, goals and passions, we’re able to offer a personalised service that’s right for you.

For your peace of mind, our KinCare team members are trained specifically to provide in-home care and support. They have detailed reference checks, police checks, wear a uniform and carry photo identification, so you know who they are.

What do Flexible Respite services cost?

KinCare’s Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) services are subsidised by the Australian Government. The subsidy programme does not necessarily fund the full cost of the service. So each person may pay a small contribution.

Your KinCare Customer Care Manager will discuss the cost of the service at your initial consultation, before services start. Payment can be made by direct debit, EFT, cheque or credit card. Special consideration is available to people experiencing financial difficulty.

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