Sometimes individuals and carers need to act independently or take a break for a short time and we are able to help. Our respite care is available to anyone who has received an approved ACAT assessment for up to 63 days per year, providing the opportunity to access the same services as people who call Saint Hilarion home, including joining our extensive activity and wellness programs. If interested, there is also the opportunity to use our gym facilities or consult one of our allied health specialists to improve fitness. And of course, our onsite multi-disciplinary team is there to help reach personal goals.

At Saint Hilarion we provide access and support to:

  • Registered and Enrolled Nurses 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Provisional Psychologist
  • Personal Carers
  • Leisure and Lifestyle Diversional Therapists
  • Pastoral Carers
  • Palliative Care Specialist
  • Podiatrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Geriatrician
  • Dietitian
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Optician

There are numerous pets to play and care for as well as our Memory Lane program for those who enjoy reminiscing – every day of the week offers plenty to do.

Those staying with us are welcome to participate in one of our many planned activities, these include:

  • Bus trips
  • Quoits
  • Bocce
  • Gardening
  • Pop Up Kitchens
  • Mobile library
  • Word games
  • Art classes
  • Active Movements
  • Garden walks
  • Knitting group
  • Movie afternoons
  • Old McDonald’s Farm
  • Virtual travel
  • Craft classes
  • Choir group
  • Concerts
  • Multicultural group
  • Chapel

While staying with us we encourage residents to take advantage of our onsite:

While care recipients are enjoying Saint Hilarion and engaging in one or many of the activities, our team are busy behind the scenes ensuring all the essential parts of life are looked after. Our hospitality team will be cooking meals with choices available at each sitting to appeal to personal tastes. Garments will be laundered, and personal spaces kept clean.

Wellbeing is a top priority for the Saint Hilarion team, and we support the physical, social, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs of those in our care. This is reflected through all our services, how we provide care, our staff and our environment.

How to apply for respite and enablement care

Step 1

Submit an application for funding for Short-Time Care online through My Aged Care

Step 2

Look through the list of services we provide and our facilities to choose the service that is right for you

Step 3

Call our Admissions Coordinator with your referral code

Interested in learning more?

Contact us today to book a consultation, to arrange an information pack or to book a tour of our facilities.

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible for residential respite care if you are an older person who has a carer to help you with your day-to-day care needs.

You can assess your eligibility for Short Term Care (up to 63 days per year) quickly using the My Aged Care online application. This online application is used for all your care and support needs including help at home, short-term care, and care in aged care option options.

You can complete the application yourself or have a loved one complete it on your behalf.

Start the application process now to secure your funding, using the following link:

My Aged Care Apply Online

How much does it cost?

If you are eligible for short-term care, there is a basic daily fee, which is 85% of the single aged pension.

While staying with us in short-term care, you will enjoy the cultural experience that we provide to all residents and which makes us stand out from the rest including quality food and good wine and full lifestyle and leisure activities an expectation of our services at no additional costs to you.

Our Admissions Coordinator can discuss this fee with you further and discuss all the services available to you that are included in this cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

Respite care is a temporary, short-term care arrangement where an older person is cared for by someone other than their regular carer. Respite care gives carers and family members the opportunity to recharge, take a short break and attend to daily life, knowing that their family member is being looked after.

Respite care can also be a practical and helpful solution when recovering from an illness, an injury or returning home from the hospital. A short stay in a residential home provides you with 24-hour support while you recuperate and get back on your feet.

Yes, for many older Australians and their families, accepting the need for additional care can be a difficult and emotional decision and journey.

It is important that when the time comes to seek additional help and move into an aged care home, that this home is the right one for you. Respite care can be a fantastic way of trialling an aged care home for a period of a few weeks to really test out the environment, the home, the staff, the food and the lifestyle before making a decision.