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Blake from Cup Of Cope
Jan 25, 2018
📰 Mental health app shows promising results for carers
"Carers Australia Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ara Cresswell says there is “increasing difficulty” for carers to find respite care when they need a break, with the survey showing that 74 percent of respondents reported high or very high demand for emergency respite, while the level of high demand for pre-planned respite accommodation was 88 percent." To read this article in full, please visit the source address below👇🏽 Source: https://www.agedcareguide.com.au/talking-aged-care/survey-shows-serious-shortage-for-aged-care-respite
The best way we can support carers is collaboratively, which will help alleviate the burden carers' shoulder. It's great to see organisations such as Amcal helping these extraordinary individuals. Well done Amcal! “The thing that’s been really reinforced for me is that carers are often thrust into this role where they’re doing, essentially, unpaid health care work, and they don’t often have a health care background,” he says. “And we’re asking them to manage multiple medicines for people, do wound care… pharmacy is in a great position to help, because we’re the ones who see them most often to help them provide for their care recipient. “But we also need to make sure they’re taking care of their own health at the same time. “That role of pharmacy in mental health first aid is something that we, as an industry broadly, need to find ways of doing more." read article in full here👇🏽 Source: https://ajp.com.au/news/helping-carers-health-care-maze/
A great recount of 3 womens' experiences from Heathcote about their journey as carers for their loved ones (authored by Adam Holmes). As a carer, their stories are very relatable; it also appears the caring role presents similar peaks and troughs for all. "It placed a strain on her relationship with her husband who refused to eat with Mrs Dallalana’s mother. She would make separate meals for them both. Her social life also suffered. “Being a carer you don’t get much time for a social life – that’s what was missing for me,” Mrs Dallalana said. “I got very depressed.” But even as her mother approached the end of her life, Mrs Dallalana never stopped feeling that sense of love and acknowledgement. She knew her mother was eternally grateful for the devotion of her daughter. “Being a carer is not easy, but it’s worthwhile because you do the proper job and you’re happy with the way you do it,” Mrs Dallalana said. “And they love you for it.” read article in full here👇🏽 Source: http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/4991280/three-heathcote-womens-lifetime-as-carers/