Coronavirus Update – Click here to learn about the precautions we’re taking

What is Respite Care?


Respite care refers to a short term stay in a care facility after which the person returns to their home. Whether it’s only a day or two, or up to several weeks, Respite care can be accessed by people needing Rest Home, Hospital or Dementia Care. Sometimes people who need respite care may be those who normally live independently in their own home, but need support when recovering after an illness or operation. In other cases respite care can give full time carers the opportunity to have a break or holiday. Our short term residents often find it refreshing to have a change of scenery… making new friends, enjoying our award winning home cooked meals and joining in our varied activities programmes.
Give us a call, we can help you find a place for respite care.  Our experts are here 7 days a week, 9am to 8pm weekdays and 9am to 5pm weekends, so why not ring them on 0800 333 688.


You may also be interested in:


What is Rest Home Care?

What is Hospital Care?

What is Dementia Care?

Find Respite Care near you

Getting Started - Important steps for finding care

Why choose our facilities



  • “I can’t speak highly enough of the excellent care that has brought me back to where I should have been health wise. There are plenty of activities to choose from, good meals and all staff are wonderful.” - Oceania Respite Resident

  • "It's hard to express my thoughts but I can only say a huge thank you for all the kindness and how well I was cared for." - Oceania Respite Resident

  • "I am writing to say how grateful I am for the care I have received these last 3 weeks. The competency of you all was awe inspiring and I couldn’t thank you enough for helping me get back on my feet." - Oceania Respite Resident

  • "Although my Granddad was only a resident for 3 weeks the care, love, support you gave him and my Grandmother and entire family during his stay was exceptional. You have an amazing team that our family was truly lucky to have supporting us." - Family of an Oceania Resident

Request a Visit

0800 333 688

Retirement Villages

Getting Started

Why Choose Us


Oceania provides Rest Home, Hospital, Dementia, Respite and Palliative/End of Life Care, as well as Independent Retirement Village living, at over 40 New Zealand locations.

© Copyright 2020 Oceania Group

Share our website