Are you caring for a family member or friend?
No matter how much or how little time we spend in our care-giving role... for a few hours a week? or all day, every day? we can probably all benefit from some sort of support.
Did you know you can order a free Carer Support Kit ?
What is it?
The kit is a collection of sheets on a range of practical information on all aspects of caring including:
- Services in your area
- Financial entitlements
- Carer support groups
- Home help
- Finding out about medicines
- Support services
- Legal issues
- Health & wellbeing
- Arranging breaks; and
- Some specific diseases and conditions.
You can request a LARGE PRINT or AUDIO version if you wish.
You can also receive a Carers Relaxation Tape or a Carers Relaxation CD on request (you will need to specify which one you want)
If requested, there are also additional information leaflets on:
- Loss and grief
- Palliative care
- Caring for and supporting your partner as they age
Also - ask for a copy of the Emergency Care Plan.
This kit allows you to list your arrangements for the person you care for. It includes an Emergency Care Plan, a medi-list card and a carer emergency card. This kit will help you stop worrying about what would happen if you had an accident or suddenly became ill.
Where do I get these?
The kits are produced by the Commonwealth Carer Resource Centre and available in NSW from CARERS NSW by ringing 1800 242 636 (freecall*) *Free call from local phones, mobile calls at mobile rates. Or you can write to: Carers NSW Inc, Reply Paid 73627, SYDNEY NSW 2000