Respite care gold coast
  • July 26 2023
  • Respite Care

The benefits of respite care

We know caring for your loved ones isn’t without its challenges, it can be both physically and emotionally tiring. Even though you love them dearly, being a full-time caregiver 24/7 can make it difficult for you to take time for yourself and focus on the other parts of your life. 

Respite care is a wonderful service we offer here at HillView Care, that enables carers to take a break from their caregiving role and give both you and your loved one some space to yourselves. Let’s take a look at some of the many benefits of respite care. 

Prioritising caregiver wellness

Many caregivers sacrifice aspects of their own lives to support their loved ones as they age. We understand this is a special role, however, as a carer, it’s just as important to prioritise your own wellness and ensure you are taking time to relax, recharge and attend to your physical and emotional well-being. 

The team at HillView Care Merrimac and Ashmore understand that stepping away from your loved ones can be difficult, but it’s needed to ensure you don’t burn out and you can maintain your quality of life. 

Respite care is available at both our residential aged care homes on the Gold Coast and respite residents get the same personalised care as those who live with us permanently. Whether it’s for a few days or a few weeks, respite residents will enjoy a range of beautiful meals prepared by our onsite chefs and be able to participate in all of our regular events and activities. 

Enhanced social engagement

If your loved one doesn’t have a large social circle, respite care can enable them to increase their social connections and enjoy the company of others. This social engagement can help to minimise feelings of loneliness, and isolation and improve their emotional well-being. 

At both our Gold Coast aged care homes our diversional therapists take an exceptionally active role in helping residents stay connected and organise various activities and events to keep them engaged. From social morning teas to tenpin bowling, cooking classes and karaoke, there’s something for everyone at HillView Care. 

Personalised care

During their stay in respite care, your loved ones will receive personalised care and their unique needs and wants will be catered to. Our team will collaborate with you to ensure all your loved one’s needs are met, including medication management, support with daily activities and anything else they need. 

Knowing your loved ones are in respite at HillView Care will give you the peace of mind that they are being cared for in a nurturing environment while you take a much-needed break. Our care team is experienced and compassionate, providing the highest level of care, so you can relax while your loved ones receive the best care possible. 

Extra support during challenging times

Respite care offers support for both you and your loved one during challenging times such as being in the hospital or recovering from an operation. HillView Care makes a seamless transition between the hospital and our residential aged care homes, to ensure your loved ones are as comfortable as possible. 

Our aged care homes provide 24/7 medical care and will ensure your loved one receives the care they need. After emergencies or during significant transitions, respite care can give you the support you both need to navigate challenging times. 

Explore the options for long-term care

Your loved one may not be ready to move into an aged care home just yet, however, respite care is a good way to get a glimpse of the services we offer at HillView Care and help you make informed decisions about their future care. 

While staying at HillView Care your loved ones will get to experience our wonderful facilities and the amenities available, get to know our team and what you should expect from a premium residential aged care home. 

Respite care at HillView Care Ashmore and Merrimac

Our Gold Coast respite care has many benefits for both you as a caregiver and your loved one. HillView Care offers premium respite care on the Gold Coast and provides a wonderful environment where we’ll help them feel comfortable and at ease. 

For personalised respite care and attention, respite care is the perfect option. For more information contact us online and we’ll answer any questions you have. 

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