The Flexible Respite for Carers program offers in home respite care to carers of frail, older Italians, including those living with dementia. Services are tailored to meet individual needs and can be provided in a person’s home, at a centre or accessed via other community activities. The program provides carers with the opportunity to pursue personal interests or simply have a break from their care giving role – increasing their capacity to continue caring for their loved ones for as long as possible.

Additionally, CO.AS.IT. Care Coordinators give much needed support to carers through the provision of information and referral to other service providers where necessary.

The CO.AS.IT. advantage

CO.AS.IT. provides a culturally specific service geared towards addressing the needs of members of the Italian-Australian community. We understand Italian-specific tradition, culture and way of doing things. The individual care plan is guided by the needs and wishes of the person needing care and, if applicable, their primary carers. All care coordinators have knowledge of the Italian language (and dialects) in order to best facilitate communication and understanding.


All referrals for Flexible Respite must have a Regional Assessment which can be arranged through MyAgedCare. For further information on Flexible Respite care and to arrange for care, contact CO.AS.IT. on 03 9349 9000 or complete the online enquiry form.


Our staff listen to you and take your needs and wants very seriously.


All our personnel speak Italian and most speak an additional dialect.

Culturally aware

We understand the specific cultural needs, starting with meals.

Flexible and personable

We work with you and/or your loved one to promote the needs that matter most.
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