Carers don’t just live in cities and towns. If you are a carer in a rural or remote area, there are many online and phone services available to help you.
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‘It can be really hard, but focus on the positives – helping someone is a beautiful thing that we can do. Remember that a lot of people do this.’
‘At times it can be tough. But you can get help. Sometimes you have to look for it… but help is only a phone call away.’
‘I do it because I love Edie, that’s my commitment to her.’
'Self preservation is essential. You have to step back sometimes, even if it’s just for a small amount of time.'
‘I have found caring can be done long-term, it can be done well. But it is done best when it’s shared.’
‘I’m an occupational therapist because of my experience as a carer.’
You will probably need to talk with different organisations to see what they offer and whether they can help you. Remember - help is always available in an emergency.
We can’t say exactly what you might pay for respite, because it depends on who provides the care, the length of time involved, and the sort of care.
Getting respite care to suit you depends on: