05 Jun 2020

Why Brisbane families of children with a disability are choosing overnight respite

Overnight respite care isn’t for every family of a child with a disability. It isn’t a one size fits all approach. However, for some families caring for a child with a disability, overnight respite care in centres like Xavier Place in the Brisbane suburb of Yeerongpilly provides the additional support that they need.

Here are some of the reasons why families of children with complex and/or multiple disabilities access overnight respite.

Take a break

It can be hard to admit that you need a break but it is so important for your own health and wellbeing. Caring for a child with complex needs is a tough job and often juggled with other responsibilities such as work and caring for other family members. Taking a break to re-charge, re-set and rest can make a big difference.

Change of scenery

They say that a change is as good as a holiday and for an older child or young person with a disability, over-night respite means that they get a change from their normal routine and the chance to hang-out with others their own age.

Shift focus

Caring for a child or young person with complex needs is a 24/7 job. Other aspects of life can get pushed down the list of priorities. Respite gives you the opportunity to shift focus and prioritise other things for a period of time. This might mean spending one-on-one time with other family members, catching up with friends, finishing a project around the house or catching up on life admin.

Further information

For further information on Xavier Place Brisbane, short term accommodation and respite for children with complex disabilities, please give us a call on 1800 XAVIER or visit the Xavier Place page.