Short Term Aged Care Accommodation

Move in temporarily to one of our aged care homes to experience life with us before deciding on permanent care. We can also accommodate you if your carer is unable to look after you for a short period of time.

All of Ozcare’s aged care facilities located throughout Queensland offer residential respite care. Respite care stays in our facilities typically last for a few days to a number of weeks. You can either book your stay:

  • In advance, if your carer is going away on a planned holiday or travelling interstate;
  • On short notice, if you’ve been in hospital and need more complex help than your carer can provide, or if your carer is unwell.

The government sets a maximum stay of 63 days but this can be extended in special circumstances.

All of our respite care clients who move in temporarily to one of our aged care facilities, receive the same aged care support services as our permanent residents.

Reasons to Use Residential Respite Care

If you have been considering aged care assistance and moving into a nursing home, using residential respite care allows you to try out an aged care facility for yourself.

Select the aged care facility that you’re interested in and experience first-hand what it’s like to live in residential aged care. You will be living with other residents, be cared for by the same staff, and can get involved in the various activities on offer.

Carer Benefits

Carers can take advantage of residential respite care, safe in the knowledge that the person you care for is well looked after and safe while you go on holiday or are otherwise unable to provide care.

Our staff are there 24-hours a day to provide assistance with eating, dressing, nursing, activities, and anything else that is needed. Contact the friendly team at Ozcare today to learn more.


Ozcare’s residential respite care services are available to people who have been approved for residential care by the Australian Government’s Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). ACAT will discuss your needs, provide you with information about your care options, and advise you of your eligibility for subsidised services.

Contact My Aged Care for more information.


Respite care residents pay a basic daily fee of 85% of the single basic Age Pension, which is payable a week in advance. If you have booked respite at short notice we will work out a payment arrangement with you.

If you are a veteran, you may be eligible for subsidised services. Contact the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to find out more.


Ozcare’s residential respite care includes:

  • Help with everyday tasks such as moving around, dressing, and eating
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Care in our specialised dementia wing, if required
  • Five meals every day, freshly prepared on-site
  • Social activities
  • Hospitality services such as cleaning, laundry, and basic toiletries
  • Your bed, linen, locker, and a chair

You are welcome to bring your own toiletries if you prefer. We will also provide you with a checklist of things to bring for your stay which includes clothes, medications, and personal items.

Additional Fees

You may be asked to pay additional fees if you require:

  • Continence products
  • Medication
  • Hairdressing services
  • Allied health services, including:
    • Physiotherapy
    • Psychology
    • Podiatry
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Nutritionist/Dietetics
    • Dentist
    • Speech Pathologist
    • Optometrist

Staff and specialists will advise you of the payment options, including whether you qualify for subsidies or free treatment.

How To Apply

Once you have received your ACAT approval call us on 1800 Ozcare (1800 692 273) to speak to your nearest facility. We will discuss your needs and confirm the aged care vacancies we have available.

You will need to complete the Ozcare residential respite care application pack, which are available from our aged care facilities.

Call 1800 692 273

Aged Care Facility LocationsYellow Divider

Gold Coast Aged Care Facilities


20 Matilda Street, Burleigh Heads

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100 Usher Avenue, Labrador

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Keith Turnbull

52 Imperial Parade, Labrador

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De Paul

27 Edmund Rice Dr, Southport

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Toowoomba Aged Care Facilities

Ozcare Toowoomba

631-651 Greenwattle Street, Glenvale

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Brisbane Aged Care Facilities

Villa Rosalie

43 Evelyn St, Newstead

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Ozanam Villa

153 King Street, Clontarf

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Bakhita Villa

169 Seventeen Mile Rocks Rd, Oxley

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Sunshine Coast Aged Care Facilities

Caroline Chisholm

28 Saffron Drive, Currimundi

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Ozcare Noosa Heads

80 Cooyar Street, Noosa Heads

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Wide Bay Aged Care Facilities

Ozcare Hervey Bay

35 Davis Drive, Kawungan

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Mackay & Sarina Aged Care Facilities

St Elizabeth Villa

15 Charlotte Street, West Mackay

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Sarina Aged Care

18-32 Hoey St, Sarina

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Townsville & Ingham Aged Care Facilities

Villa Vincent

2 Acacia Street, Mundingburra

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Magdalene Villa

9 Stone River Road, Trebonne

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North Queensland Aged Care Facilities

Ozcare Innisfail

Warrina Street, Innisfail

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Ozcare Malanda

5183 Turnbull Road, Malanda

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Ozcare Port Douglas

Martin Scullet Drive, Port Douglas

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Care OptionsYellow Divider

We are focused on ensuring we deliver outstanding quality of care by listening to you and your family to design your care around your personal needs and preferences.

Permanent Care

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Residential Respite Care

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Dementia Friendly Aged Care

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Accommodation for Couples

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How to ApplyYellow Divider

Find out more about the steps you need to take to move in with Ozcare and what you can expect from your new home.

Application Process

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What to Expect

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