Respite is a form of support for all people living at home who have dementia, and their families and carers.
'Respite' or 'respite care' is when someone else takes care of the person who needs care.
For the person living with dementia, respite can be an opportunity to enjoy relationships and activities separate from their family or carer.
Respite can also be a time where families and carers of people with dementia are able to rest, go to work, pursue hobbies and maintain self-care to support their own wellbeing.
There are different forms of respite care available including flexible, overnight, residential and emergency.
Find more information about respite services in your region here.
Find information about aged care here or call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422.
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We would like to express our gratitude to all the healthy ageing advocates, including people living with dementia, older people, families, carers and health professionals, who contributed to the development of this portal. Thank you for sharing your stories and transferring your knowledge to make this portal purposeful and meaningful to support people in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.