Call us on 1800 448 448 and we’ll talk you through all respite care costs, fees and funding options. You do not have to complete a means assessment to access respite care. Costs vary according to the type of care needed and the specific program or service being used. On this page you'll find information about the following funding options:
The CHSP can assist with short-term planned respite care services for eligible older Australians. This allows carers to take a break from their usual caring responsibilities. CHSP can fund:
Cost is based on your support needs. If you are eligible, you’re expected to pay a small co-contribution to the cost of your care. Call us on 1800 448 448 and we’ll talk you through all respite care costs, fees and funding options.
First you will need to be assessed. After that it will depend on the availability of services in your area. Check if you meet the requirements for an assessment or if you are ready, apply for an assessment now.
HCP are designed to assist if you have more complex care needs that go beyond what the Commonwealth Home Support Programme can provide. While the primary focus of HCPs is on supporting individuals with their daily living needs, they can also be used to access respite care services.
Respite care can be supplied under a home care package if the need for respite care is identified in the client’s care plan and the supply of respite services can be achieved within the home care package budget.
With a Home Care Package there are no out-of-pocket costs unless you are assessed as being required to pay a Government Income Tested Fee or you choose to purchase extra services.
No charge for our Care Workers to travel to you.
Wesley Mission Queensland is a proud provider of the QCSS. This program provides support for people living with a disability or condition that impacts their ability to live independently and access the community - and who are not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
While the QCSS does not specifically provide funding for respite care, please call us on 1800 448 448 to inquire about any potential respite care options that may be available in your specific circumstances.
You can register for an assessment yourself via the QCSS Access Point
If you are eligible, you’re expected to pay a small co-contribution to the cost of your care.
Call today and ask about our Fee for Service options.
in Brisbane and Gold Coast
“WMQ have a long history of supporting people. We take responsibility for the services we organise and provide, and we make sure our front-line workers are passionate about the important work they do.”
Care Leader, In Home Care