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The move into residential aged care can be extremely challenging, not only for the older person themselves, but also for their loved ones. The decision is never easy, and often follows a period of intense difficulty. It can be complex, time consuming and emotional.
One of the biggest challenges families and older people face is accessing timely and accurate information to help them understand the complex system and navigate their way through it.
Finding the people...
Empower Care is a program of Carers Queensland that helps carers find the support and information they need to make an informed decisions about their future. Carers Queensland’s Empower Care team will advocate for home carers, whether they are eligible for a home care package or not, and also supports those considering the move into residential aged care. Empower Care's home care package management service supports carers throughout their caring journey, every step of the way.
Lorraine and Norman, both 89, have been married for 46 years, and though they are both experiencing some of the challenges associated with ageing, they continue to work together as a team, and their love and support for each other, along with a little help from the community, has enabled them to continue living happily in their own home.
Lorraine is slowly losing her sight and has a fractured pelvis, but walks around the home with the aid of a...
Tammy Miles was her mother’s primary carer for 13 years, but when her mother’s condition began to deteriorate, she struggled to cope.
Feeling alone, depressed and exhausted, the situation eventually became unsustainable.
For many, the first people they reach out to for support will be family. But local council may also be able to help, and it’s also worth speaking to your regular GP.
A friend told Ms Miles to contact Carers Queensland, who put her in touch...