Respite care is a great solution if you’re seeking a break from your carer’s role. But how do you find the best respite care on the Gold Coast?
It can be a challenging task, especially if you haven’t used respite care before. To help you, here are a few things you need to consider to find the best care for your loved one.
The first step to finding the best Gold Coast respite care is to consider your needs and those of your loved one. This may include any medical conditions, how long they will need to be in respite care and of course, your budget.
Where the care home is located can be important, especially if you or other friends or family members would like to visit your loved one during their stay. Choosing a convenient location will make it easier for everyone and help your loved one feel less isolated while they are away from home.
Once you know what you need and what area you’re looking in, it’s time to research and investigate potential respite care providers. Speak to friends to gain recommendations and check online to see what options are available.
Once you narrow down your search, the next step is to visit the homes in person and get a first-hand look at what they offer. At HillView Care you can book a tour and our friendly staff will show you around our Gold Coast respite care homes in Merrimac and Ashmore.
Take note of the facilities, the accommodation options, the food and how the staff interact with the residents. This will give you a good indication of the level of care they provide and if you think the home fits the needs of your loved one.
Before making a final decision ensure you understand the costs associated with respite care. It pays to get a detailed understanding of the pricing structure, what’s included and if there are any additional costs once your loved one has arrived.
If you need a break from your carer’s role, respite at HillView Care is a great option. We know caring for a loved one has its challenges and understand that during this time you want them to receive the best care possible.
At HillView Care we provide hotel style living and premium aged care on the Gold Coast. We provide a comfortable place for your loved ones to stay while you take some much needed time for yourself.
You can access respite care for a few days, or weeks at a time. It’s even a good option if your loved one has just left hospital and requires a little extra care as they recover.
Just like our permanent residents, our respite residents have access to all our wonderful facilities and will be entertained and kept busy by our dedicated diversional therapists who offer a range of activities and events.
Respite residents will also receive beautiful meals prepared by our on-site chefs, accommodation in our well-appointed and spacious rooms and 24/7 medical care.