05 Nov 2020

Choosing respite care for Brisbane children

Choosing the right respite care for your child is a big decision and for children with complex disability you need to ensure that their health support needs are met. There are different types of respite services that you can request for your child through the NDIS. Some families choose in-home support as this suits the needs of their child and their family.

In this article, we focus on centre-based respite care and how to find the right short-term accommodation to meet the needs of your child and your family. Here are some questions to think about and chat through with any potential respite provider.

  • Are you an NDIS registered provider?
  • What supports are your Support Workers trained in?
  • What health supports do you provide?
  • Do you have Registered Nurse on-site or on-call?
  • Can you help us to access NDIS funding (if you don’t have it)?
  • What is the age range of your guests?
  • What types of activities take place and are they age / ability appropriate?
  • Do you have accessible on-site parking?
  • Can we have a tour of the centre and / or meet some of the team?
  • Do you run overnight wake and / or sleep shifts?
  • What equipment do you have to support my child eg. hoists and hi-lo beds
  • Will my child have their own room / bathroom?
  • What are your fees?

Your child should feel at home and happy while receiving the support that they need for their safety, wellbeing, health and comfort. So that you can be confident too that they are being well cared for and supported.

At Xavier Place, we provide a home-away-from home for children, teenagers and young people with physical and multiple disabilities. We’re located in the leafy Brisbane suburb of Yeerongpilly, easy walking and wheeling distance from the Brisbane Tennis Centre and close to two major train stations.

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