St. Paul’s offer respite care services on a planned and emergency basis. This assists individuals or where possible, couples, in short-term care (from a min of 14 days and up to 63 days per financial year) and/or the transition to residential care. The medical officer for the resident can call during this time if necessary and possible. Residents entering respite care need only bring personal items of clothing and medications as room accommodation features interior designed fixtures and fittings, built-in wardrobe and a spacious private en-suite. People staying in respite can expect the same quality care as our permanent residents and are encouraged to take part in our daily activities. We suggest booking as far in advance as possible, as our respite accommodation attracts a high demand.
Once an individual has had an assessment by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT), they are entitled to access residential aged care for respite. Assistance can be sought through Carers SA for respite.
To obtain an ACAT assessment you can contact your family doctor.