Specialised Respite Care

Providing a safe and supportive environment for your loved ones.
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Providing Exceptional Respite Care Services for Older Australians

Our respite care services offer temporary relief to caregivers while ensuring the comfort and wellbeing of their loved ones.

Flexible care plans tailored to individual needs

Professional and compassionate care staff available 24/7

Safe and comfortable environment for respite care recipients

What is Respite Care and when do you need it?

Respite care is a specialised service designed to offer temporary relief to primary carers, ensuring their loved ones continue to receive the necessary support in their absence. This service becomes invaluable when carers need to run errands, take a vacation, rejuvenate with some personal time, or address unexpected emergencies.

With trained professionals stepping in, it provides peace of mind that the individual's well-being and safety are prioritised. For those being cared for, it's a reassurance that their needs are met seamlessly, even when their primary carer takes a well-deserved break.


Tailored Respite Care Plans for Evolving Needs

Individualised Care

We create custom care plans and regularly assess to
meet changing needs.

Expert Staff

Our experienced team provides compassionate and
professional care.

Comfortable Environment

Relax in our welcoming and safe facilities designed
for respite care.

Engaging Activities

Enjoy a variety of stimulating and enjoyable activities
during your stay.


In-Home Respite Care in Melbourne

With in-home respite care, older Australians can continue living in the comfort of their own home while their carer is away, with the relief of knowing that qualified support is at hand.

Mayflower has a team of caring, and supportive caregivers who can provide In-Home Care services, whenever you need some extra help – for a few hours, a few days, or longer if you need it. 

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Aged Care Respite Care in Melbourne

If your loved one requires a short stay in an Aged Care setting, we offer Residential Aged Care respite services at our Brighton, Reservoir and Edith Bendall (Pascoe Vale) residences.

We welcome respite care residents like family. We work hard to help them feel at home - knowing that it's the little things that make all the difference and go a long way in helping someone feel comfortable and empowered in a new space.


Our Person-Centred Approach to Respite Care

We understand that finding help from another caregiver can be nerve wracking.

That’s why our emphasis is on providing person-centred care and a high quality of service that you can feel confident with.

Whether you’re looking for support for everyday activities around the home, or residential care, we’ll take the time to get to know you and how we can best support your life.

Then, we will work with you to establish a personalised plan that ticks all the boxes, with care services delivered by our kind and qualified staff of health professionals. 


Respite Care for You and Your Loved Ones

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 95% of people aged 65 and over live at home — and 1.3 million of these elderly Australians require some support with everyday activities.

As a result, more than 1 in 10 Australians act as carers in some way. That’s 2.65 million carers! So, if you’re a carer, know that you’re in good company.

And, with a little help from Mayflower’s respite care services in Melbourne, you and your loved one will be in good hands, too.

Discover Our Convenient Melbourne Locations

Explore our three aged care homes in Melbourne, offering holistic care and vibrant lifestyle programs.

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Frequently asked questions

Find answers to common questions about Aged Care homes and services.

How do I access Aged Care?

Once you’ve decided it’s time to look for an Aged Care home, you can initiate the process in just a few steps: 1) Determine your care eligibility through an Aged Care Assessment. 2) Explore possible facilities, care options and financing details. 3) Choose your preferred provider and submit an application. 4) Review your offer of acceptance and sign the agreement with your new provider. 5) Move in and start making yourself at home.