We at the Alexander understand that looking after your wellbeing is important. That’s why we’re offering half-price Respite Care from the months of January till July 2021

Elderly woman receiving respite care services and getting a haircut.


Respite Care, at our centre in Clayton Victoria, is available if you normally live at home with your carer.

Short stay arrangements can be beneficial to consumers and caregivers, thus giving each a restful break from everyday responsibilities. For example, a respite stay is perfect if you are caring for a loved one and are planning a holiday. Alternatively, you may need a break or the opportunity to introduce your loved one to a community living setting.

Arrangements can easily be made by contacting our office on (03) 9548 7366 or sending your enquiry. A potential consumer requires an Aged Care Assessment Service (“ACAS”) assessment.

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Caring for the Carers

An opportunity to recharge.

Respite care is fantastic option for carers that need a break. It’s natural that we all need time for ourselves. This gives us the opportunity to recharge and re-approach our responsibilities with a fresh feeling. Your loved one / those needing care will be in great hands with our qualified, fully trained and compassionate staff.
We help lots of different types of carers and the people they are caring for. For example, it could be time for a professional carer’s holiday. Another example is that a member of an elderly couple could be the carer of their partner and may require a break. Whatever your carer situation may be, the fully trained team at The Alexander are here to look after you.
Man receiving 24 7 respite care and a registered nurse.

24/7 sUPPORT

Respite care with a registered nurse available at all times.

Our centre staff are fully trained to deliver the best care to you or your loved ones. Our team are supported by a registered nurse who is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Quality of care for all of our residents is important. We hold our staff to high standards to give our residents the best possible.
Elderly wife visiting her husband near her in respite care.

The Best of Assisted Living

Modern state of the art facilities to live, enjoy and relax.

Our state of the art facilities at The Alexander in Clayton Victoria provide the best of assisted living. This includes a range of fully furnished rooms for individuals and couples. We also offer a private dining room for special occasions. Our facility includes multiple levels with rooms and dining areas, along with numerous areas for activities.

Chef cooking and preparing nutritious meals for residents.

Delicious and Nutritious Meals

Food created by professionals, with a home made twist.

Delicious and nutritious meals are prepared onsite by our experienced chefs. Each of our meal plans are developed with input from our qualified dietitian. We have a four week rotating menu. Additionally, special dietary requirements and food preferences are always taken into consideration. Thus please inform our staff of any dietary needs you or your loved one have.

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Conveniently Located

Visits are easy with our convenient location.

Want to visit your loved one while they’re staying with us? No problem. We’re located at 1720 Dandenong Road, Clayton VIC 3168.

Getting to us is easy. For instance, we’re only 30 minutes from the Melbourne CBD and 8 minutes to Chadstone. For local public transport, it’s only 6 minutes to the train and 1 minute to the nearby bus stop.

During any urgent situations such as a Victorian COVID-19 outbreak, our staff are quick to act. They then enforce strict policies regarding who can and cannot enter our centre. The safety, health and well-being of our residents is always paramount

Compassion, understanding, patience and the best of assisted living care. It's what we provide for all of our residents, both short term or long term.


Do you have an upcoming holiday and need a loved one looked after? Do you need time to yourself for personal matters? Then residential respite care could give you the break and piece-of-mind that you need. 

Below, we have provided the most common frequently asked questions. These are asked by families looking for respite care options for their loved ones. We hope you find it helpful.

Respite care is a useful opportunity for those needing a break from caring for a loved one. It’s also great for those who want to ensure their loved one is safe whilst they go on a holiday. 

Residential Respite Care, simply known as ‘Respite’, is having a short-term stay in an Aged Care Home. Sometimes carers need respite for longer periods, be it for extended holidays, surgery and recuperation or simply to rest and recover from their caregiving responsibilities. Thus respite offers many ongoing benefits for the well-being of carers and families alike. The Alexander Aged Care can offer Residential Respite care from a few days, or for a few weeks. It can also be a valuable transition tool for someone who may need permanent care in an aged care residence in the future.

For a loved one to enjoy the benefits of having a respite stay in an Aged Care Home, they first must have ‘Residential Respite Care’ approval as part of their My Aged Care assessment.  To book an Aged Care assessment, visit the My Aged Care website or call My Aged Care on 1800 200422.”

Once Respite care approvals are in place, simply locate an approved provider to enquire about their respite availability for the period you are looking for.  Some providers have dedicated respite beds available all year round, others will offer respite depending on bed availability.  It is also a good idea to visit some providers to ensure you feel comfortable in them looking after your loved one.

To book or enquire about a respite stay at the Alexander Aged Care Centre, please complete the enquiry form below. A representative will then contact you as soon as possible.


The Federal Government determine the fees that a person pays when entering an Aged Care Home.  Included in those fees is the Daily Care Fee and this is applied to those seeking Respite care.  As of 20 September 2020, the Daily Care Fee is $52.25 per day.  In addition, some providers may charge an Additional Services Fee for life’s little luxuries whilst in care, this varies from one provider to another so again, it’s best to do your research. The Alexander Aged Care Centre does not charge an Additional Services Fee, you will be charged the Daily Care Fee.

Following respite care approval as part of the My Aged Care assessment, a person has 63 days of respite care available to them per financial year.  You can make as little or as many bookings as you need, provided you don’t exceed your 63-day allocation.  Typically, respite is booked by a carer in two-week blocks.  This would equate to approximately four, two-week breaks per year.”

However respite can be booked on an at-need basis. For example, as a once-off for a holiday or for recovery post-surgery. It must be noted that whatever you don’t use of your 63-day allocation, you don’t retain that for use in the following year, you lose it forever.

The Alexander Aged Care Centre is happy to support you in whatever length of respite stay you are considering.

We focus on creating an inclusive environment and accommodate people of all nationalities and backgrounds.

Our staff speak English. Also, we do have staff that are multilingual speaking in languages such as Greek, Italian, Indian, Chinese and many other different languages.

Please Call or Contact Us on the form below to discuss your linguistic and cultural requirements.

The Alexander Aged Care Centre is located at 1720 Dandenong Road, Clayton VIC 3168 . This is around 18km south-east of Melbourne’s central business district. Neighbouring suburbs include Oakleigh, Mount Waverley, Mulgrave and Springvale. Many of our residents come from Clayton and the broad area surrounding the suburb, along with all of Melbourne.

We provide assisted living for individuals and couples throughout Melbourne. Residents and families love how accessible our centre is. We’re only 8 minutes to Chadstone, 30 minutes to the CBD, 6 minutes to the train and only 1 minute to the bus.

If you have any further questions or would to enquire or book a Respite stay at the Alexander Aged Care Centre please complete the enquiry form below and a representative will be in contact with you.

Contact Us for Respite Care



  1. The number of booked days will be deducted from the care recipients annual respite allocation
  2. The care recipient must have Residential Respite approval as part of their Aged Care Assessment
  3. The care recipient must be admitted for Respite Care between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2021
  4. The offer is valid once per person during the period 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2021
  5. Should the care recipient wish to extend their respite stay beyond four consecutive weeks, the care recipient will be charged the Basic Daily Care Fee for booked days post the initial four-week period
  6. The offer is only valid when the resident stay is a consecutive 28 days. If the resident discharges prior to 28 days, the full Basic Daily Care Fee will apply
  7. Offer is subject to availability