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Getting a break from caring overnight

Carers care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It can be exhausting. You may feel you need a break from caring overnight. This is normal and having a break can help you to continue caring for your loved one.

Here are some useful and endorsed information, resources and links on overnight respite care:

Palliative Care Program
Your Palliative Care team may:

  • Refer you to MACS Complete Care (in partnership with Hospice Foundation Geelong), which offers a range of services, including in home overnight respite, provided by qualified palliative care personal care workers
  • Arrange an overnight respite stay if there are beds available in the Palliative Care Unit
  • Encourage you to register as early as possible for Barwon Health Carer Respite Services Carer Respite Services, so that if you need to access these services you are already registered.  
  • Refer you to Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) for respite.
  • Encourage you to ask family and friends for help overnight.

 Helpful resources and links

Last Modified: Monday, 18 February 2019