Yes, you will normally live with the person being cared for. But in certain cases, you may qualify for the Respite Care Grant if you are a non-resident carer.
If you are a non-resident carer, you must show the following:
that you are caring for the person on a full-time basis
a direct system of communication exists between your home and that of the person you are caring for (for example, telephone or alarm system)
the person being cared for is not already receiving full-time care and attention within their own home from a person other than you, the applicant.
In such cases, you must show that full-time care and attention is being provided to the person being cared for.