Australian carers guide
Caring is an incredibly important job, but it’s crucial carers look after themselves too by taking regular breaks to prevent physical and emotional exhaustion. Respite short-stay care can benefit both the carer and their loved one.
2 weeks free offer*
For a limited time, book a respite short-stay at a Bupa care home and receive 2 weeks free* (basic daily fee only).
* You will receive two weeks free (basic daily fee only) respite care at participating Bupa Aged Care homes. Any period of respite care in excess of 2 weeks will be charged at the usual rates. This offer is only available at participating Bupa care homes from 1 September 2023 to 31 December 2023. You must become a respite resident on or before 31 December 2023 and mention the Australian Carers Guide offer when booking to be eligible for this respite offer. You must meet health and eligibility requirements for respite care, have an ACAT/ACAS assessment for admission and sufficient subsidised respite care days for the duration of your respite stay. Respite and permanent admission is dependent on availability of the participating Bupa Aged Care home. Sapphire Services fees may apply at some care homes. Offer not available with any other Bupa Aged Care offer, or if funded by any third party (e.g. NDIS or Carer Gateway).
About respite care
Residential respite short-stay care is available at over 50 Bupa Care homes throughout Australia.
We provide around the clock care for respite short-stay care residents, normally one to four weeks. Availability can vary, so it’s a good idea to plan ahead.
Some homes take bookings which can give you peace of mind if planning a holiday or short break, that your loved one will be cared for while you’re away.
A respite short-stay care in a Bupa care home is one way to help familiarise the carer, the person who may be living with dementia and their family with a care home, which can make the transition into permanent aged care easier when the time comes.