CAN BE A CARER
Anyone can become a carer at any time. Carers come from all walks of life. You can become a carer gradually, by helping out more and more over time, or suddenly after a health crisis or an accident. Carers can, but do not have to, live with the person they are caring for.
Carers provide emotional, social or financial support. And they don’t get paid for it. Caring may include physical and personal care and assistance such as dressing, lifting, showering, feeding, providing transport, attending appointments, management of medications or providing assistance in an emergency.
Australia has over 2.7 million carers, 12% of the population. It is likely you are a carer, need a carer or know a carer.