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This translated video describes the critical role of carers in Victoria's health system. The video outlines that there are financial and support services available to carers, encourages the understanding of changes involved in caring and how to plan for those changes, and provides practical advice about how to manage appointments and medication as well as challenging behaviours and communication.
If you never looked after someone who is seriously ill before it can be overwhelming. People find they need information and resources to help them manage daily life as a carer. This could be about how to manage medications or access transport. It could be about how to sort out your finances or find some support for yourself.
Visiting family and friends with dementia is important for their emotional wellbeing. However people with dementia are usually not able to initiate activities or 'entertain' you, the visitor. Here are a few tips you may find useful when visiting your friend or family member, whether they live at home or in residential care.
There are things that can help you to prepare as someone approaches the last few weeks and days of life. Having information can help you to make choices. People vary in what they know, understand and believe about death and dying. They also differ in what they want to know. Each individual should be as informed, or not, as they want to be. For many, knowing what to expect can help take some of the fear, distress and anxiety away. For others, having too much information gives them more things to worry about.
'Our Voices- stories of carers from migrant and refugee backgrounds', is a beautifully crafted series of five short films offering rare and profound insight into the lives of carers from migrant and refugee backgrounds, caring for family with mental illness. The films explore the lives of five carers from Afghani, Egyptian, Somali, Turkish and Vietnamese communities. The carers speak independently, yet collectively, of common difficulties encountered in advocating for culturally sensitive and culturally-responsive mental health care and the benefits of seeking support.
01 Nov 2022... Carers have many different information needs. CarerHelp has written lots of information on caring topics that you can read or download. The knowledge areas cover financial matters, managing common symptoms, emotional care, and many other areas to help you be prepared for end-of-life caring. You will also find information on how to look after yourself, get support, and set up the health care team. As things progress, you may like to read some information on recognising dying, caring for the dying person, and after death.
This information sheet is for consumers of aged care services, their families, carers and representatives about the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. It explains how the Commission can help you, who can raise a concern and what happens when you contact the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.
01 Jan 2019... Care recipients and representatives are actively encouraged to contribute to decisions made by residential aged care homes and home care services about the care and services they receive. This ensures a strong continuous improvement approach for providers, as well as a focus on the needs and preferences of care recipients. Use our templates of letters and posters for residential aged care homes available in 20 community languages to inform care recipients and representatives about quality assessors from the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.
A handbook offering practical advice and support on how to achieve the best possible outcomes for both the person being cared for and for carers.Navigating the NDIS as a new entrant or along the way can be daunting. The Carers Victoria NDIS Carers Handbook is a clear guide offering practical advice and support on how to achieve the best possible outcomes for both the person being cared for and for carers.
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