Respite care Melbourne

Take a break with our residential respite care services

Our range of respite services gives caregivers the chance to recharge, safe in the knowledge that their loved one is receiving high-quality care and personalised clinical support in Epping’s #1 aged care facility for "resident experience".

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Aged care respite Melbourne residents love

Every respite resident at Oxa is part of our family and has access to the same services as permanent residents, including wellbeing and social activities, health and support services, and dietician-approved meals.


Whether it’s for a short break or an extended stay, we’ll help you or your family member feel comfortable and at home in our welcoming facility. Our flexible respite services are tailored to each person’s needs to ensure they receive the best care and extra support where needed.

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Hear from our residents and family members
Lovely facility, staff were friendly and helpful to my mother while she was there for respite, she was very happy. Definitely recommend Oxa Care.

Karen Wright

Family member

Respite care costs and funding options

We believe that every respite resident deserves to feel at home during their temporary stay at Oxa. That’s why our respite care packages offer person-centred services, outstanding value, and added extras, such as 50% larger-than-average rooms, at an industry-standard price. Funding is also available depending on your eligibility. To find out more about costs, give us a call and we can discuss the options available to you.

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Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)

The DAP is a daily, rental-style fee that respite residents pay to the residential aged care facility for the duration of their stay.

Government-supported care

After undergoing an ACAT assessment, eligible individuals can access subsidised care for planned and emergency respite from the Australian government.

Financial hardship assistance

If you’re experiencing financial hardship with respite care costs exceeding your budget, you may qualify for partial or full funding from the government.


If you are not entitled to government funding, you may have to cover respite fees yourself, which will vary depending on your length of stay.

Hear from our respite residents and families

Read our reviews to see why Oxa’s state-of-the-art aged care home is in the top 1.26% of aged care facilities in Melbourne for "resident experience."

Our process

Getting started with respite care

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Contact us

For emergency respite, get in touch with our qualified carers who will be able to check for vacancies and walk you through the next steps. For other respite services, you can book a tour of our aged care home to see if it would be a good fit.

Get pricing

Our costs are on par with other respite care Epping facilities, which we can discuss with you based on the services you require. We’ll also cover funding and payment options.

Book respite care

When you’re ready to join us, submit an application form and attach all the required paperwork so we can process your application quickly.

Settle in

Our welcoming carers will help you or your loved one get to know the facility, meet the residents, and feel right at home.

Why choose Oxa for respite care in Melbourne

Our range of respite care packages are designed to give you a break so you can recharge, clear any stress, and look after your own wellbeing. They also provide elderly Australians with a change of environment and full support to ensure they receive the best care for their needs.

Resident-centred respite care

Our dedicated carers get to know all respite residents on a personal level, tailoring their care to meet each resident’s preferences and needs.

Premium living without the costly price tag

Our respite residents can enjoy spacious rooms 25% larger than average premium rooms, on-site health services, lifestyle activities, and more at a capped, industry-standard price.

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Our resident-focused care team

Our passionate team of carers are committed to helping respite residents find comfort, safety, and enjoyment when they stay at our Epping aged care home.

Frequently asked questions

Short and long-term respite care offers many benefits to you and your loved ones. To find out more, read some of our most commonly asked questions.

What should you look for when researching respite aged care homes?

When looking for a facility that offers respite services, we recommend considering the following: 

  • Location - Many families choose an aged care home that is conveniently located close by as they are familiar with the area and can visit easily.
  • Tour - Having the option to view the facility gives you the opportunity to ask any questions and see if it would be a good fit.
  • Care needs - Check to make sure that the facility is equipped to deal with the resident’s needs, especially if they have a medical condition or cognitive impairment. 
  • Services - Understanding the services and amenities available to respite residents is important - for example, can they access the lifestyle activities and health practitioners?
What are the benefits of respite care?

Caregiving can be physically and emotionally demanding, leading to burnout and stress if left unmanaged. Our respite packages offer caregivers a much-needed break, allowing them to rest, recharge, and maintain their own wellbeing.

For the resident, respite is a wonderful way to experience community living while receiving support tailored to their care needs. This helps to reduce isolation and improve mental health. Another benefit is that respite care is flexible, so you can choose the duration of stay and explore permanent residential care without making a long-term commitment.

How long can you stay as a respite resident?

At Oxa, respite residents can stay with us from two weeks to a longer period of time, depending on their needs and room availability. Residents receiving the government subsidy are eligible to take 63 respite care days each financial year, which can be extended by three weeks if approved by ACAT.

Our friendly care staff can discuss the length of stay during your initial meeting to make sure the resident’s needs are fully catered for.

Why might someone need respite care?

Respite care is a flexible and valuable solution that is beneficial for both caregivers and older people with care needs. For caregivers, respite provides temporary relief so you can take a break and prioritise your own needs and mental health. Other reasons for choosing respite are if an older person is recovering from surgery or an illness and needs extra support.

Life at Oxa

Browse our aged care articles and read stories from people living at our Epping aged care facility.

Contact us about respite care services

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Our passionate care team is here to answer any questions you might have about our respite services. Leave us a message and we’ll get back to you soon.

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