Published: Sunday, 08 January 2006 09:00
Working with service providers
As a working carer, you are probably negotiating a maze of services such as home help, carer support and respite care. If you are not, you should be! Make the most of available services.
If you are busy you may feel that services are too much trouble and cancel them. Also sometimes problems arise. However, it is your right to make a complaint to resolve any concerns you may have.
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Published: Tuesday, 05 July 2005 00:00
Respite care is when someone else looks after the person you care for so you can take a break. Professional respite service providers and trained volunteers provide this care. Many working carers see their job as a form of respite, and while it is not the same as a formal respite service, workdoes give a break from caring. Working carers are able to access a small number of respite services to help cope with the demands of juggling work and care. This Fact Sheet outlines respite care services, eligibility, costs and tips to help make taking respite easier.
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