Respite – Helping Hand


I am a carer for my partner and I need a break.

We think carers are amazing and deserve time off every now and then to rest and recharge. Our respite options give carers the opportunity to get to appointments, go on a social outing or go on a holiday.

Helping Hand provides a number of respite options.

Community Respite

We can provide respite in the home, in the community or in our respite cottage.

In your home or community

We offer respite in your home, meeting individual health and care needs in a comfortable, familiar place. We also offer respite in the community. Depending on the person’s interests, this may include a trip to the beach, going out for coffee or a drive through the hills.

In our Respite Cottage

Helping Hand offers day and overnight respite in our cottage in Elizabeth South, called Styles House. Care is provided for people living with dementia and offers a home away from home. Guests can stay from one day to one week. Care is available to clients across the Adelaide metro area, and transport to the cottage from your home can be arranged if needed.


Residential Respite

Residential respite is available at all of our nine Helping Hand aged care homes. With stays starting at two weeks, carers have the time to take a well earned break and can even go on a holiday.

Respite guests have their own rooms with private ensuite and have access to the facilities and activities of the home during their stay.

How much does it cost?

The cost of residential respite is $52.71 per day (as of 20 March 2021).


How do I access Respite?

Respite in an aged care home or in the community needs ACAT (Aged Care Assessment Team) approval.

  1. Contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 and advise that you are wanting respite for yourself or your family member
  2. Staff from My Aged Care will arrange to speak with you. Let them know you want a referral for Residential and/or Community Respite.
  3. Call Helping Hand on 1300 653 600 to ask any questions and to start accessing respite.


Find out the other types of services we offer

Need more information? Read our useful fact sheets below.