Caring for another person can be very rewarding but can also sometimes be challenging to balance your own needs with the needs of the person you care for.
Anglicare values all people and understands the importance of maintaining and supporting relationships between carers and the person they care for to ensure the best outcomes for everybody.
We understand sometimes carers need someone to talk to about how they are feeling. They may need some extra information and support with the conditions their cared for person has and, importantly, they may need a short break away from each other from time to time.
Taking breaks and looking after your own physical and emotional health may provide a recharge for you that will enhance your relationship with the person you care for.
When we provide planned respite in your home, at one of our centres or overnight cottages, in a care home, or out and about in the community the person you care for is considered a treasured guest – we ensure they feel welcomed, comfortable, safe and loved while they are with us.
How can we help?
Our services can assist carers requiring support and respite in a number of ways:
- providing information about planned regular respite and supporting carers of older people to make referrals to respite services
- providing occasional, short-term or regular planned respite for older people
- organising workshops and educational sessions for carers of people living with dementia
- providing carer support groups
- booking respite in residential aged care facilities
- providing counselling services and mental health programs