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Blake from Cup Of Cope
Aug 21, 2017
📰 Program Aims To Help Carers Look After Troubled Children
"When Maggie Smith became the primary carer for two of her granddaughters, she thought raising them would come naturally, but little did she know the difficulties she would face.
"I've gone from being a grandmother where I let the kids get away with everything when they came to visit to being an authority figure where I've had to put rules in place – It's been a real adjustment for me and the girls," Ms Smith said."
"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
Are you stressed? Do you feel isolated? Then why not try the StressLess app (https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/stressless/id1144731446?mt=8) "New research has highlighted the benefits of using a mobile phone app to manage stress and build the resilience of informal carers. The StressLess app was developed by Deakin University researchers in partnership with service provider Australian Unity. The app features a self-paced program on stress management, as well as prompts and individual feedback to help carers monitor their stress levels and mood over time." Source: https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/2018/01/18/mental-health-app-shows-promising-results-carers/
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/