Short-Term Accommodation Respite

NDIS & Short-Term Accommodation Respite Melbourne

What is Respite Care?

Respite care is about providing short-term relief for primary caregivers of NDIS participants. Depending on the needs of the caregiver, respite care can be arranged for just an afternoon, several days or even weeks. This service can be provided at home, in a healthcare facility, or at an adult day centre.

There are three kinds of respite care services that we offer at Accessibility Care in Deer Park, Caroline Springs and Sunshine:

1. Centre-based assistance and counselling care services:

Accessibility Care services are provided in professional centres where participants are cared for in a home like environment. They are offered professional counselling as well as the required medical and non-medical support.

2. Live-in care:

When the disabled person cannot be transported to a care facility but requires full-time attention from a caregiver, our live-in caregiver services come in handy. The assigned caregiver comes to stay in your home to take full responsibility for the patient.

3. Visiting care:

If all you need is someone to handle the day-to-day tasks of the disabled when you are away at work or occupied then don’t worry. We provide caregivers who visit your home regularly at a stipulated time. This allows you to step out or attend to other commitments with your mind at ease.

What is Short-Term Accommodation (STA)?

Under NDIS, Accessibility care offers Short term accommodation (STA) to participants in West Melbourne and North Melbourne. Short-term accommodation allows disabled individuals to stay at our NDIS care facilities for a stipulated time period. Whether they wish for a change of environment or need different NDIS accommodation for a few days due to other reasons, short-term accommodation is the perfect solution. During their time at one of Accessibility Care’s branches, the individual can enjoy community living and make use of the various facilities and specialised help.

Who can access Short Term Accommodation (STA)?

All eligible NDIS participants can access Short Term Accommodation in Melbourne for the following reasons:

  • Change in the current circumstances or a crisis puts the disabled person at risk of becoming homeless or even being forced to join an aged care facility. This provision under NDIS provides short-term accommodation till the crisis or disorder settles.
  • For the purpose of capacity building and/or independent living support
  • If the carer has faced an unforeseen situation and is unable to provide care or if support staff does not report to duty, short term accommodation is a great option.
  • For a change in environment and to enjoy some community-based activities

  • During home renovation or modification for which shifting out might become necessary
  • While recovering from an illness that requires additional care and support from professionals

What’s included in STA?

Accessibility Care offers a friendly environment for all its participants. Our short term accommodation provides individuals with several fun activities. Moreover, this way they can increase their interactions with people and make new friends.

The Benefit of Short-Term Accommodation:

  • Our staff is available 24/7 to provide assistance in a fully furnished house that suits your needs.
  • Provision of nutritious meals including tea breaks and snacks in the morning and afternoon.
  • Individual care throughout the day and vigilant caregivers through the night to ensure the comfort of residents.
  • Short-term Accommodation can provide an alternative to your current living arrangements.
  • For NDIS participants who wish to begin living independently, then STA is a good place to start.

NDIS Accommodation funding for each participant is based on their specific support needs as well as the impact on their caregiver and their family. If a participant requires more support, funds are accordingly allotted. When applying for NDIS, there is a lot of evidence that needs to be provided. This includes showing that you require STA so that your funds can cover these expenses. Evidence includes formal doc