Melba makes accessing respite care easy

When a carer needs to take a short break, we can help.

What is (STAA) and Respite?

STAA, (short term accommodation and assistance), is also known as respite, and gives individuals and families the chance to enjoy a great break in a supportive environment. Our dedicated support workers are available 24/7 to ensure people are fully supported during their time away from home. Our STAA/respite services will feel like a home away from home, while catering to an individual’s tastes and interests.

What types of STAA/respite services does Melba have?

Melba offers dedicated short term accommodation and assistance for both:

 

  • adults, and

  • children

What support is offered?

Our respite homes are welcoming and well-equipped. Our dedicated support staff will ensure all support needs are met. This includes daily tasks, such as: meal planning and cooking; personal care such as showering and dressing; and taking medication. There are also opportunities to develop independent living skills.

What activities are offered?

A short stay can include: ​

  • socialising with others and making new friends

  • fun local outings, such as going to the beach or a movie, visits to parks and local attractions

  • participating in fun events in the local community and playing a favourite sport

  • relaxing and enjoying great in-home activities

  • watching favourite TV shows, reading books, arts, crafts, playing games on Xbox and Wii...

How long can a person stay?

While accessing respite services, individuals can stay for a night, or a few days including over school holiday periods. Funding for respite can be accessed from your NDIS Plan.​

Where is children's STAA/respite offered?

Melba has respite houses dedicated for children to stay with others who are about the same age.

Locations for children:

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  • Cranbourne

  • Frankston

  • Warragul

  • Sale

  • Ballarat

Where is adult STAA/respite offered?

Locations for adults:

 

  • Traralgon

  • Sale

  • Ballarat

Need to take a short break? 

If you need to access respite care, fill in the form below and our respite team will be in touch with you.

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