A break spent away from your caregiver is beneficial for you both. It’s not only a great way to uphold family and caregiver relationships, but it also allows you to meet new people and learn different things.
- Everyone needs to take a break now and then! Short-Term Accommodation (STA) provides an option for both you and your caregiver to enjoy the opportunity to relax or enjoy a change of scenery.
- Residential respite now is referred to as “Short-Term Accommodation and Assistance under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
- How much STA support you could get depends on the support you need.
What is Short-Term Accommodation (STA
STA is a method of providing care during a respite stay. The term is broad and includes a range of STA support, including respite care. STA allows you to live away from your home in a safe and supportive setting for a short period.
STA could be a representation of:
- One-on-one care, in which you’re paired up with a helper for a duration that is suited to your specific requirements. This time can be spent at your own home or with your friends and family, evenparticipating in local events, including camps and activities.
- The short-term group options meet your requirements with those of others with similar interests and needs.
- Support for available facilities over the weekend or at night in which your interests and needs coincide with those of the shared STA facilities.
Although STA services are usually provided in a group facility, some organizations offer STA as an additional service in your home. In certain cases, the provider could arrange an apartment in the hotel. STA isn’t just about accommodation; it’s also about the assistance you receive during your stay and tailoring that experience to you.
What are the advantages of STA?
A brief break from your current living arrangement could help:
- Meet new people and make new friends
- Try new things
- Step outside your comfort zone
- Recharge and de-stress
- Increase independence
- Learn new skills
Many STA companies offer group activities that help build capacity during your stay. These include group fitness sessions, art therapy exercises, or even day excursions.
An introduction to STA can be more than just a supported short break. The planned regular absences from home may also increase your independence when/ if you choose to move into Support Independent Living and move away from home in the future.
Why Choose Us?
Our Short-term Accommodation or in-home respite arrangements could allow yourself and your care giver to take a break, whilst providing the chance to take on other activities and tasks on your own. All the while, your loved ones will have the assurance that the individual they love is secure, in competent and caring hands.
If you would like to find out more information on our services, feel free to visit our office locations
South Eastern : Ground Floor 224 Lonsdale St, Dandenong VIC 3174
Phone: 03 9999 5044
Inner Gippsland: Suite 11 2/24 Mason St, Warragul VIC 3820
Phone: 03 5608 0954