Thursday, 20 September 2012

Do You Care for or Assist a Family Member, Friend or Neighbour?

The Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre provides support and assistance for carers.

Centres provides confidential information on community aged care, disability and other support services available locally, interstate or anywhere within Australia.

The Centres can also help arrange respite, when carers need to take a break from caring.
The Centres have over 30,000 service providers and over 100,000 related services - for further assistance, call 1800 052 222 to speak with your nearest Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre.

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre have resources available to assist when planning for emergencies.

The Emergency Care Plan is a useful resource for carers or family members or friends who are helping someone in the community.

The Emergency Care Plan provides people with a detailed list of emergency contacts, doctors, medications, care arrangements, services and health information so that any one has access to this list in case of emergency.

To download a copy or contact 1800 052 222 for a copy:
Fill it out yourself or with a carer. Place it on a fridge or a noticeboard. Let your friends and families know as well as your carers that you have an emergency plan.

The Aged Case Work Team provides services and referral services to help the community with when needed. Please contact FirstCall1300 133 660 to contact the Aged Care Team


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