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Giving up a caregiving role is difficult. You’ve probably invested a lot of physical and emotional energy in supporting your spouse/partner, relative or friend to remain at home for as long as possible. When the decision is made to go into a care home you may experience conflicting feelings –...
A caring role is often stressful and no matter how strong and capable you think your carer is, they will need regular time out to recharge their physical and mental batteries. So, who is a carer? While in this instance it’s Sally, a person may be considered a carer even...
There are currently two main subsidised packages to support carers. Each however generally require some private ‘top up’ funding, which is a disincentive if you can’t afford it. The Carer Support Subsidy This is designed to look after your carer. It allows them to pay someone other than those who...
Day programmes or clubs are designed to provide interesting and stimulating environments in which people can socialise and get a break from every day living. They are often held at small home-like community facilities or sometimes in areas of residential care facilities set aside for this purpose. In some areas...