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Respite

Description

The service is for families who take care of their elders at home by providing a maximum of three (3) weeks of care service for older person. Families may make use of this service three times a year. The number of respite beds was increased in order to add value to the Government’s Community Services for the elderly.
 

Eligibility

·       Persons over 60 years old may apply, but other cases may be considered on their own merits;
·       Priority is given to those older persons who are living alone, are not engaged in any social activities and who could be at risk when spending long hours on their own.
 

What you’ll get

A maximum of three (3) weeks of care service for older persons. Families may make use of this service three times a year.
 
Each person is reviewed by CommCare. The Department retains the authority to decline inappropriate referrals. It has the sole responsibility to decide on delivery of service and the frequency of treatment.
 

Required Documents

·        Completed application form
·        Medical Report signed by the respective General Practitioner.
·        Signed Declaration Form

Fees and Charges

No fees and charges to apply for this service.
 

How to Apply

You can apply Online – MT - EN
You can download an Application Form – MT - EN
 
Alternatively, you can also call at Ċentru Servizz Anzjan, 3, Old Mint Street Valletta and apply there.
 
t: +356 22788800 |  e: aaccd-services.mfss@gov.mt