Respite services

We know how important carers are. In caring for an older person at home, you play a critical role in helping them continue to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life. We also know that carers need to take a break from time to time. This is why respite is one of our most important services. Respite might involve a break of a few hours, an overnight stay or a longer period. It might be arranged on a regular basis or for an emergency (for example, when a carer is ill).

Respite care supports your emotional and physical needs, while making sure your family member continues to receive the highest standard of personalised care.

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We offer different options for respite care:

Macleod Cottage Respite Service

Macleod Cottage offers day, short-term, overnight and emergency respite for older people living with dementia, and their families.

Located in Melbourne’s outer north-east, Macleod Cottage is a small homelike environment that caters for small numbers of people — up to six overnight customers at any one time.

Learn more about Macleod Cottage.

In-home respite

If you need to pop out for a few hours, in-home respite can provide peace of mind knowing that your family member is supported.

We offer in-home respite care on a private fee-paying basis. Care is provided by the same highly skilled staff as our regular home care services.

For more details about in-home respite care, call us on 1300 478 776

You can also take advantage of respite services in a residential aged care home. Learn more about respite at residential homes.

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Home Care

Whatever your story and personal preferences, we endeavour to tailor our care services to keep you living in your home.

Home Care

Wellness Centre

The Southern Cross Care (Vic) Wellness Centre offers a range of health and fitness programs for people over the age of 65.

Wellness Centre