Uniting Agewell Care

Your home, away from home

Caring for those who care

Caring for a loved one can be challenging at any time, yet these past months have been particularly difficult for many families dealing with the impact of COVID-19 restrictions and social isolation requirements to keep their loved one safe.

It has been even more difficult for seniors living alone at home, feeling isolated from their family, friends and community. And for some, it has had a detrimental impact on their overall health and wellbeing and their capacity to either continue in their caring role or to maintain their independence at home.

Respite care at a Uniting AgeWell aged care residence can make a positive difference.

Residential Respite Care

Uniting AgeWell Residential Respite Care provides full access to the quality care and amenities offered at Uniting AgeWell residences including:

  • 24/7 registered nurses and skilled care staff
  • Vibrant lifestyle and activities programs
  • Chef-prepared meals
  • Allied health services.

Available at all Victorian residences and Rosetta Community, Strathaven and Mornington Community, Lillian Martin in Tasmania.

How much does it cost?

The cost of residential respite care at Uniting AgeWell is based on 85% of the single person rate of the basic age pension and all respite customers are asked to pay this fee. The Basic Daily Care Fee is calculated daily, and you pay the Fee for every day that you are in an aged care home – from the day your care starts, to the day your care ends.

Why choose residential respite care?

A short-term respite stay enables carers to take a break from their caring role, recharge and refresh, and for the older person to also have a break in routine, enjoy a new environment and the company of others.

Respite stays are also extremely beneficial for people recovering from a hospital procedure, who need extra care and support before returning home.

We’ve found that having experienced the quality of care, amenities and the welcoming and friendly environment of an AgeWell residence, many respite clients choose to continue on as permanent residents.

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A trusted and expert team to support and guide you

Uniting AgeWell is one of Australia’s leading, not-for-profit, aged care providers, with an exceptional track record of delivering the highest standard of care. Our Admissions team can support you to find the right residence for you, guide you through completing the documentation, and make the experience of choosing a respite residence easy.

With customers at the heart of everything we do, our team of highly skilled and professional staff are absolutely committed to maintaining the health, safety and wellbeing of those in our care and ensuring their individual needs and preferences are met.

Our Customer Promise is focussed on supporting people to live well with choice and peace of mind. Uniting AgeWell has fully accredited homes across metropolitan and regional Victoria and Tasmania.

Sharing the Care is our support kit for families and carers new to residential care.

Designed to help family carers and the person they care for make the transition to residential care a little easier.

Our comprehensive support kit guides you through what to expect and how to cope with this significant life change, from emotional responses and personal wellbeing to settling the resident into their new home. It provides practical advice and easy access to the information and supports you might need during this time of transition.

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A different kind of care

The timing could not have been worse. In June, in the midst of isolation during a terrifying pandemic, Helen Courtney had a fall and broke her arm.

And one of the first things the 82-year-old thought was “it’s my left arm, and I’m left-handed. How can I possibly look after myself as well as my husband now?”

Helen cares for her 88-year-old husband, John (Patrick), who suffered a severe stroke a year ago. They live in an apartment at Manningtree Hawthorn – an Independent Retirement Living complex which abuts the Hawthorn Community aged care residence, both of which are owned and operated by Uniting AgeWell.

They decided that John would go to Hawthorn Community for three weeks respite care, so Helen could concentrate on getting better, much to the relief of their five very concerned children – one who lives in Victoria, one in Canada and three in New South Wales.

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Residential Communities

For a full listing of locations please see the table below. To book a tour at one of our communities, you can call the site directly. Alternatively, contact the Uniting AgeWell team on 1300 783 435.

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