integratedliving understands how important it is for carers to take some time out to relax and recharge. We have two respite cottages available in Tasmania, offering carers the opportunity to take a short break away from their caring responsibilities.
Our dedicated staff will provide the very best of care for your loved one in one of our comfortable cottages, allowing you time to enjoy some activities that may not normally be possible. Your loved one will enjoy a range of activities to ensure their stay is pleasant and relaxing.
Located within easy distance of food stores and shops, the cottages are available for a one-night stay or longer, depending on your needs.
- Enjoy relaxation time and recharge.
- Focus on your own health and wellbeing.
- Reconnect socially with others.
Our respite cottages are located in Fingal and Launceston, Tasmania and facilities include;
- 24-hour care by our Support Workers
- Taxi and transport assistance
- Barbeque facilities
- Designated outdoor area
- Television, DVD, phone, washing machine and dryer
- Accessible access via ramps
- Located near local food outlets and shops
- Stays up to seven nights available.
How can I access this service?
You can access this service in several ways, depending on your needs and individual situation.
Costs and bookings
Nightly fee is $25. Fees are to be paid prior to respite period. You will be sent payment options form once your booking is accepted outlining how to make a payment. There are several ways to access our services and programs, including the funding options outlined below.
Bookings can be made by phoning the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre Northern Tasmania 1800 052 222. Service providers and other people ringing on your behalf will need your consent before calling us.
No Aged Care Assessment Team referral is required.
This service is supported by National Respite for Carers Program funding through the Australian Government.
Frequently Asked Questions
This service is designed for carers who require a short break from looking after their loved ones. Our cottages cater for overnight stays and are suitable for older people that require individualised care.
Our respite cottages are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by qualified respite officers who are passionate about providing the very best in care for you or your loved one.
Can the respite cottage service be catered to specific culturally and linguistically diverse/LGBTIQA+ community needs?
Yes, this service can be aligned with your values and preferences. Our respite officers will take the time to learn your individual cultural and care needs so they are always considered when interacting with you or your loved one. You may also have your preferred support person included during the consultations or access interpreting services if required.
Do you provide shared accomodation or will I or my loved one be given a private room when staying at the respite cottage?
You or your loved one will be provided with a private room during your time at our respite cottages.
Yes, you may speak to our staff during the booking process to arrange for family members to visit you or your loved one at one of our cottages.
This is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Contact our Customer Service Centre on 1300 782 896 to find out more.
Our respite cottages can accommodate up to two older people each at any time (excluding our respite officers).
We can provide both short to medium-term accommodation for you or your loved one based on availability. Please speak to our staff to find out more.
An initial assessment and screening will be completed with everyone who is checking into our respite cottage to ensure they are not exhibiting symptoms. Our support workers are fully trained to manage and provide a COVID- 19 safe aged care environment, and our cottages are cleaned thoroughly and regularly throughout the day.
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