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Caring for others

Caring for others
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Caring for others

At some point during our lives, we will most likely need some type of care or support and many of us will become carers.

Are you a carer or helping someone out?

Carers are everyday people who provide unpaid and ongoing care and support to someone they know who has a disability, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, end-of-life-health or who is frail.

Support for carers

Carer Gateway is a national online and phone service that provides practical information and useful resources for carers. Search the Carer Gateway website, call 1800 422 737 or use their interactive service finder to locate your nearest carer support services.

Carers Australia and the Network of Carer Associations can also provide information on counselling, support groups and ways to connect with other carers:

Respite care.

Respite care

Caring for someone can be physically and emotionally exhausting, but regular breaks can help relieve stress. Find out about respite care here.

What is Medicare?

Medicare is designed to support many of your healthcare needs. Learn who’s eligible for Medicare, about bulk billing and more.

Aged care services

Aged care services

As you get older you may need extra help managing everyday activities. There are many different types of aged care services , as well as respite servi...

Caring for someone with dementia.

Caring for someone with dementia

Caring for someone with dementia can be frustrating and stressful at times, but there are organisations that can help with training and support.

Caring for someone with a mental health disorder

Caring for someone with mental health problems brings unique challenges. Communication can be a struggle for many, while you yourself will need suppor...

Palliative care can give the best possible quality of life to someone whose illness can’t be cured.

Palliative care

Palliative care is holistic care that aims to improve the quality of life of people who are dying. Read about the range of services available.

Caring for someone with cancer

If you care for someone with cancer, find useful information and resources here on carer roles, emotional and financial support for you, and more.

Drugs and alcohol - how to help someone

Supporting a friend or family member who's struggling with drug or alcohol misuse is not easy. These tips and resources may help.

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