Many people don't identify as being a carer, especially if they are looking after a family or close friends, this can prevent them from asking for help.
Caring for someone can be very rewarding, but it can also be emotionally and physically exhausting. Sometimes caring can be a lonely experience and you might feel isolated.
Getting help and support:
- Carers Australia or call 1800 242 636
- Respite care - call Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre (CCRC) on 1800 052 222 or 1800 059 059 after hours
- National Continence Helpline on 1800 330 066
- Beyond Blue
- National Relay Service
- State Disability Service
- National Disability Insurance
- My Aged Care The Australian Government offers a range of services and advice to carers of older people through its Aged Care service - or call 1800 200 422
- Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory
Caring for someone may involve extra costs, you may eligible for payments to help you:
To read the full article please visit https://www.carergateway.gov.au/resources-for-older-carers and https://www.carergateway.gov.au.