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Accessing Short Term Accommodation with your NDIS funds

Many Montrose customers are used to accessing our respite service. However, there is no NDIS item listed as ‘respite’, which can cause confusion. Don’t worry, respite is still available but it is described in new ways, such as:

  • Short term accommodation and assistance
  • Assistance in living arrangements (host family/alternative family) solution
  • Assistance with self-care overnight (different levels)

Our Short Stay service on the Gold Coast can be NDIS funded if you have “Short term accommodation and assistance” in your package. Supported Holidays under “Community Access” in your package, are also available at the same facility.

There is more information on other forms of respite (such as in home) on the Carers Queensland and NDIS websites.

What is Short-Term Accommodation (STA)?

Respite Centre Gold CoastShort Term Accommodation is accessible for short periods of time when a NDIS participant’s usual supports and/or accommodation cannot be accessed.  Short term accommodation offers an opportunity for people with a disability to meet new people and try new activities, and also allows parents and carers to take a break or focus on other commitments.

STA includes all expenses in a 24 hour period including assistance with daily personal activities, accommodation, food and other activities.

A warm welcome

We aim to make our short stay accommodation service as much of a home from home as possible. Our Gold Coast Centre is a great place to access so many local activities from Theme Parks to fishing trips.

The team will look closely at individual needs including diet and health needs. We also keep age groups similar and offer special “holiday” style packages for people with similar interests.

Our Getaway

A fully Respite Centre Gold Coastaccessible facility on the Gold Coast completed in 2016 with:

  • Hi-lo electric beds with pressure care mattresses
  • Ceiling mounted electric hoists
  • Mobile hoists and shower chairs
  • Over-bed support pull ups and tables
  • Fully accessible en-suite bathrooms
  • Height adjustable dining tables
  • Large outdoor space

Read more over on our Short Stay pages here.

How to book our NDIS Short Stay Accommodation

You can call us on 1800 193 362 or email to book in to our short stay accommodation. Costs are based on current NDIS Price Guides.

Longer term housing

Most short term accommodation packages will be limited to no more than 14 days at a time. For longer term housing, you will need to request that Supported Independent Living (SIL) is included in your NDIS plan. Montrose does not currently provide SIL but the Summer Foundation website is a good place to start.

Can We Help?

Talk to one of our friendly support staff on:

1800 193 362

Or visit one of our Queensland support centres

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