Carers

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Being a caregiver

Caring for someone with a life-limiting illness at home is special.

 

Whilst this can be rewarding, it can also be a challenging experience because of the physical and emotional demands. Your local palliative care service can offer valuable assistance and support. Gather a circle of family and friends to help you. It is important that you do not try to do everything yourself.

 

Resources

 

Being a caregiver

Caresearch – information for carers

Carers Australia

Carer Gateway

Carers Queensland

Department of social services – carers

Gathermycrew (an online tool to help you gather your circle of family and friends to support you caring for your loved one)

Government support and payment for carers

Myagedcare

PalAssist (finding your local palliative care service)

Palliative Care Australia

Palliative Care Bridge

Palliative Care Queensland

 

Connecting with other carers

Caresearch – carer support groups

Carer Gateway – connecting with other carers

Carers Support (connecting with support groups)

Dementia support group

 

Young carers

Canteen (for young person age 12-25 who is affected by cancer)

Reach Out

Young Carers

 

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