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Where can you find trusted respite services in Victoria?

Victoria is home to more than five million people, and each person has a different need. When it comes to lifestyle, Victoria offers the lot. From the laid-back rural lifestyle enjoyed in towns like Sale and Horsham to the adrenalin-pumping lifestyle in Melbourne’s inner-city suburbs, you’ll find the lifestyle for your needs in Victoria. As a carer for a person with disability, you also have needs. You’ll find trusted respite services in Victoria, accessible through Melba Support.

Melba has been caring for people with disability since 1972, and today, Melba has respite homes located Victoria wide.

Carers need to take regular short breaks

Caring for a person with disability is one of the most important roles you can have. To be able to offer the best care continually, a carer needs to maintain optimum health. Caring can be stressful and so regular short breaks are recommended. This gives you time to relax and unwind, and do other things.

As a registered NDIS provider Victoria, Melba Support can take over the caring role for you. This will give you the break you need.

How long does a person with disability stay in respite?

Usually, the break is for a short time which is why you will often see the phrase ‘Short term accommodation and assistance’ (STAA). The break could be just an overnight stay. It might be for a few days. If it’s a school-age child, the stay might be for a day or two over the school holidays.

Whatever length of time you need, Melba respite services can help.

What does a supported person do at Melba respite services in Victoria?

There’s a large range of fun activities the person supported can do while in respite care with Melba.

Some of the activities include:

  • socialising with others and making new friends

  • going to the movies or enjoying a meal out

  • participating in sensor activities

  • seeing local attractions

  • playing a sport

  • getting involved in an event in the local community

  • reading books, doing arts and crafts

  • playing games on Xbox and Wii

Activities such as these will help towards boosting confidence and growing independent living skills.

Choose Melba Support respite services

As a trusted NDIS provider Victoria, Melba respite has qualified support staff who tailor care towards the person’s individual needs.

Care can include assisting a supported person with:

  • meal planning, preparation, cooking

  • eating and drinking

  • personal care, such as teeth cleaning, showering, dressing

  • taking the correct medication on time

Where are Melba Respite homes located?

Melba offers dedicated respite services for adults and children at various locations across Victoria.

You’ll find Melba children's respite homes located in:

  • Cranbourne

  • Frankston

  • Warragul

  • Sale

  • Ballarat

Melba’s respite homes for adults are located in:

  • Traralgon

  • Sale

  • Ballarat

If you’re a carer and it’s been a while since you’ve had a short break, don’t leave it any longer. Take the time out that you need, and let Melba take over the caring for a while.

Contact the Customer Engagement Team on 1300 696 352 or fill in the contact us form below.

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