Latest news from the Blog

Tag Archives: carer

Support For The Decision Makers

A person who uses a wheelchair also needs a ramp to access a building, the same with many people with cognitive disabilities that need support to be able to make decisions and determine their own lives.  Supported decision making is the practice of providing support to those people with cognitive disabilities so they are able to… Continue Reading

End of Life Care and Ethnicity

Our Australian community is culturally diverse with approximately half of the population being migrants whilst the other half is predominately Anglo-Celtic origin.  Despite Australia’s cultural diversity, the ethnic minority still continue to have difficulty in access the health care systems, let alone culturally appropriate care which include palliative and end of life care.  This disparity… Continue Reading

Signs The Carer Needs A Break

If you are caring for a person with dementia, you may at times feel totally exhausted and need a little caring yourself; just a bit of ‘time out’ to regain your energy, to visit the hairdresser or catch up with an old friend. Taking a break from being the carer is important for anyone providing… Continue Reading

Coping With The Holidays

Christmas can be difficult at the best of times but trying to cope while caring for a loved one who is very sick, makes it even harder, and we sure know that. Perhaps you are dreading the days ahead not knowing how you are going to get through them. Anxiety about events associated with Christmas… Continue Reading

Denial Of Illness

Almost half of people with a diagnosis of an illness do not believe they are ill and refuse treatment. It can’t be happening to me! Evidence suggests that denial of the illness is a symptom of the illness itself. Often it is the reaction to the disbelief that something is unjustly happening to you. Many people are… Continue Reading

Home Care Mistakes To Avoid

Having access to in-home care is an invaluable service for people who need some assistance and support to remain in their homes when others can’t provide the support they need.  This may be a short term requirement when recovering from surgery or a new baby or it may require some long term support for the… Continue Reading

Persuading Your Parents To Get Help

We all love our independence, and our aging parents are no different.  But adult children may see that their parents could really benefit from some extra assistance and can be reluctant to raise the subject for fear of offending them.  We don’t like to hear that we may be failing. We don’t want to think… Continue Reading

Carers Deserve A Reward

No-one ever said that caring for another is an easy job. If you have chosen to become a carer for your loved one or dear friend, then please take the time to reward yourself.  You have taken on the most rewarding yet sometimes most demanding role of your life.   Caregiving is a job and… Continue Reading

When Your Carer Is Also Your Spouse

Life can be tough when you are suffering from autoimmune disease, chronic pain, or chronic illness. There are so many issues to deal with.  Sometimes, it gets even tougher when your carer is also your spouse and other times it is the sweetest gift one can give to their significant other during a time of need.… Continue Reading

Subscribe to our e-news