Caring for an
Older Person

Are you caring for a frail or aged family member, neighbour or friend?

Our population is ageing rapidly. We often don’t think about our aged care needs until a health problem or an unexpected event occurs. It can be a confusing and emotional time, for you and your loved ones. We can help you in this situation or even you think it might happen in the near future.

 

 

It's ok to need time for yourself

We all need a break or help in our caring role or when an emergency happens. We understand what you are going through and can help you evaluate your circumstances. We can connect you with the services and supports that will address your needs, including respite.

Need a listening ear?

Our team are available to help you work through the challenges and emotions you face everyday. We provide advice, support and information that is specific to your situation. Get Advice.

Caring can bring up difficult emotions. Our Counselling can help you explore options to address difficult situations and balance your caring role with the rest of your life.

Counselling is flexible. Some prefer face-to-face sessions, while others appreciate telephone or online counselling without leaving home. Either way, we will work with you to access the service in a way that fits with your circumstance.

We offer Carer Support in many forms, such as peer support groups, wellbeing workshops, information on navigating the bureaucracy, and educational workshops. Individual local support can also be provided over the phone or by making a time to meet with one of team.

Use our resources

We can help you access a wide range of aged care services. For example, do you need support to fund adjustments to your home, or are you considering residential care for the person you are caring for? We can help you to navigate My Aged Care, the aged care system which supports Australians over 65 years of age.

Access more information

  • Taking care of you

    We understand that you can’t take care of anyone else unless you take care of yourself. Learn more about identifying your own needs, and taking steps to meet them.

    Find out more
  • Plan Ahead

    Are your caring responsibilities covered in an emergency? If you have to put your life on hold, who can step into your shoes? It’s important to plan ahead.

    Look to the Future
  • Financial Impact

    The financial implications of a long term caring role can be serious. You may be entitled to help with the costs of being a carer. We can provide you with information about being a carer, working and financial assistance.

    Learn More

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