How long can I stay?

There are two types stays in aged care

  • Short stays, called respite care
  • Permanent stays

Respite stays

Respite stays are designed mainly with the intent of giving your carer a rest. You can have up to 63 days of respite care per financial year, but you will need to have approval from the Australian Government.

Most respite stays are of two to three week’s duration so carers can take the opportunity to have multiple breaks from caring over the year.  In a Menarock Life residence if you’re on a respite stay you get to join in with the life of the residence and receive the same quality care as a permanent resident.

Permanent stays

Sometimes your need for care reaches a point such that you need to have someone available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If that happens you may need to come live in residential aged care home.

As with respite care you will need to have approval from the Australian Government to move into a such residence.

What’s it like?

It’s like moving home, you will have your bed and private space, with sitting rooms, dining rooms, gardens and other spaces. You will receive the 24 hour care you need and be supported in living life you want to live. There are three meals a day, with snacks as well.
You can come and go whenever you want and family and friends can visit whenever they want you can see more about living in a Menarock Life home under Our Care.

What if I don’t want to stay?

You should remember if you don’t want to stay in care or want to move somewhere else, you can do so by just giving seven days’ notice of your intention to leave.