I AM A CARER & I NEED SOME HELP
Funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), flexible respite aims to support carers to cope and manage relationships as they support frail and older loved ones, by providing them with a break from the constant demand of care.
What could this look like?
- Transport to and from appointments, social events and activities
- Support with meal preparation
- General everyday duties around the home
- Support with shopping
- Someone to talk to and laugh with
- Time for the carer to go out with friends and socialise
We can get you started by helping to arrange an in-home assessment through My Aged Care and discussing your needs with them.
The My Aged Care website is here or contact them on 1800 931 299. Unfortunately, this process can take some time and can be confusing. However, we are here to support you on this journey and encourage you to contact our friendly customer service team on (02) 9481 2659 with any concerns or questions. Our Home Care Specialists will be available for any more complex questions related to home care.
If you don’t have time to wait for respite – contact the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres for Emergency and Planned Respite. Their website is here. If you’d like to search for other services, use the My Aged Care Service Finder here.
CatholicCare can also offer respite support on a fee for service basis if you are not eligible for funded services.
For more information:
P: (02) 9488 2659