Respite provides short term care in a residential care facility, on a planned or an emergency basis, for aged care residents living in the community. It is a temporary stay (commonly two weeks) in an aged care facility for someone who requires support.
Respite provides the carer and the person being cared for "time out". If you are in need of a break or your carer needs time for a holiday or time out for stress or illness, or for any other reason, respite beds are available at MDHS. Some family members also use residential respite as a way to trial the aged care nursing home if they are considering long term care.
For further information
Further information is available by contacting the Residential Care facility of any campus of MDHS, or by contacting the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) who will assess eligibility for entry to high or low level aged care homes.
Maryborough Nursing Home: phone 5461 0341
Avoca Nursing Home & Hostel: phone 5465 1202
Dunolly Nursing Home: phone 5468 2900
Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS)
Maryborough and Dunolly: phone 5454 7588 (Bendigo Health Care Group)
Avoca: phone 5320 3740 (Ballarat Health Services)