Emergency Respite & Support

Dealing with an emergency is something we must yet often neglect to consider.

In times of emergency we must take swift positive action in the hope of achieving a positive result. Knowing what to do and/or who to call is paramount, because we don’t know what might lay around the next corner.

When preparing for the unexpected, we need to compile a list of contacts / phone numbers of those who can assist. Police, ambulance and fire are obvious; however less obvious is how an emergency can leave those directly involved “up the proverbial creek”.

Emergency respite and support is a prime example.

Fortunately there is an answer. At wSw we pride ourselves on handling emergencies swiftly and with the best possible outcome.


An unexpected situation requiring your urgent attention occurs, leaving you to decide on how to provide support for a dependant family member while you attend to the situation.

When a patient or client requires urgent, immediate respite or support.


wSw are experts in organising immediate respite for a family member, patient or client via placement in any number of accredited residential care facilities. Our network extends to most areas around Melbourne, with future expansion into intrastate and interstate already in the planning phase.


If preferable, wSw can arrange for the immediate placement of a Personal Carer in the family member’s own home. This support may range from a mere few hours or until a more suitable permanent solution is secured. wSw draws on a large pool of carers who are ready and available to attend at short notice for the support of those in need.

Emergency Respite for

+  Frail Aged
+  Dementia
+  Mental Health
+  Disability
+  ABI
+  Now Help.. non acute
+  Healthcare support and supervision
+  Diffuse complex situations
+  Assist with the unexpected


+  Anytime of the day or night – 24/7
+  Care in a residential facility or in-home care
+  Located near you or your loved ones

Our 4 Step Action Plan

  • 1. Phone experienced wSw team member

  • 2. Team member notes appropriate information

  • 3. Requirements agreed, team member arranges appropriate plan of action

  • 4. Patient transfer is arranged without the need for input by family and friends

Contact wSw

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