Respite Care

We offer short-term respite care in both our rest home and hospital. It’s especially helpful for those who need extra care during illness or while recuperating, when family caregivers are ill or need to go away, or simply to give family or caregivers a break from time to time.

Care philosophy

To provide high quality short-term care for disabled or older people who need additional personal and medical care on a regular or occasional basis.

Living space

We have one dedicated respite care room in our hospital and one in our rest home. Rooms are large (17 square metres on average), private and include a full ensuite. Most rooms open onto a deck or patio and all rooms have a built-in wardrobe, vanity and storage and are pre-wired for Sky, phone and Internet. Other rooms may be available for respite care, depending on demand.

Level of care

Rest home: Respite care for older people requiring assistance with many of the activities of daily living and some aspects of personal care.
Hospital: Respite care for those who have significant medical issues and require assistance with most or all personal care and activities of daily living. Both our hospital and rest home also provide care for those with mild to significant dementia or cognitive issues.


Volunteers help with a range of activities as well as friendship and companionship. HBH Senior Living is a member of the Eden Alternative, a philosophy of care based on helping older people to have a life of purpose, meaning and variety.


We offer chaplaincy and weekly church services, weekly Happy Hour, library trolley and hairdresser, as well as a range of daily activities, regular social functions and celebrations. For those with green fingers, gardening opportunities are available and animal lovers can enjoy our resident pets. Residents may also be able to bring their own pet (please enquire).

Industry endorsements

Our hospital has been awarded four years certification (the highest level of certification available) from the Ministry of Health. HBH Senior Living is also in the process of becoming an Eden Alternative facility (having achieved the first four of the ten Eden Principles).

Features of our care

HBH Senior Living treats respite residents as a part of its community during their stay and provide all standard aspects of care including:

  • Furnished (including TV) single room with ensuite bathroom.
  • All linen and bedding.
  • All meals and snacks.
  • Care from trained caregivers and registered nurses at the level required.
  • Activities and events.
  • Laundry services.

Others services such as podiatry, hairdresser, transport and special medical dressings are also available.


Please email us for more information.

What do our visitors and families love about our respite care?

Being able to walk in at any time and then leave again knowing Dad is very well cared for. All of the staff do such a great job and we appreciate it very much.
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