NDIS Short Term Accommodation : What you need to know

short term accommodation

It is good for you both to break from caring for your care giver. You meet new people, experience new things, and maintain positive relationships with family and caregivers. 

Supports such as short term accommodation and assistance are offered by the NDIS and were previously referred to as respite care. 

As part of the STA service, we can provide planned respite for families caring for a person with a disability who stays away from home for a brief period. Designed to respond to families’ unique circumstances, we offer a flexible service. 

Short Term Accommodation and Assistance for adults, formerly called respite care, aims to help you improve your skills so that one day, you will be able to live more independently. Children are primarily concerned with having fun and developing their social skills.  

We offer a welcoming and supportive environment where you can begin your journey to learning new skills, meeting new people, or enjoying a short break. 

Most of our short-term guests return to our short-term accommodation more than once. 

Our staff is committed to helping you plan a break using your STA funding; whether it is a few hours a week or a whole week of support, we can help you plan a vacation using your STA funding. 


What is the NDIS’s approach to funding STAs (Short Term Accommodation)?

Short-term accommodation and assistance are funded under the Core Support category under the NDIS Category 1 (Assistance with Daily Living) segment. 

The NDIS can usually fund a year of STA for up to 28 days (about 4 weeks). Choosing how to use your allocated days is flexible.  

For service providers, STA funds include all basic expenses within one 24-hour period, including: 

  • Facilities suitable for accommodation 
  • Arrangements you and the provider make 
  • Personal care and support (including overnight) 
  • Meals 


How to integrate an STA into your NDIS plan?

STA will also be funded if it is relevant to one of your NDIS plan goals. 

Some of these goals might include ‘learning new life skills, ‘preparing to live independently’, or ‘making new friends’. The NDIS will need any documentation you provide to assure it understands why you are eligible for STA. 

A letter explaining how your break will benefit them, and you may get included, and a letter describing how your break will help them and you. 


What does the STA plan offer to the NDIS individual?

We offer you homes where you can feel safe, comfortable, and cared for.  We have members of our team available around the clock to assist you according to your needs. 

The short-term accommodations include assistance with daily personal care, transportation to and from your everyday activities, including your day program if you need it, medical appointments, and nutritionally appropriate meal preparation.  

Your compatibility with other household members will determine the length of your short-term stay. Your needs will also be considered to ensure a positive living experience. 

You will be welcomed into your temporary home by dedicated staff who will make your stay at Advance Care memorable.  


What service does Advance Care offer for STA?

  • We provide planned and limited trips for caregivers and families. 
  • Personalized access plans are crafted to individuals’ needs at home or in the community. 
  • The experiential learning must be purposeful, individualized, culturally relevant, and age appropriate. Personalized aims to enhance the quality of life and strengthen and maintain the relationship between the patient and the primary care provider. 
  • Your family will receive the support they need from our support staff.