20 March 2007

Caring for an older family member

There is an association for relatives and friends who are caring for people with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition or who are frail aged.
Carers NSW produces several fact sheets with information about support for carers, financial assistance and legal issues.
Topics include:
* Caring for an older person
* Dealing with Hospitals
* Considering Residential Care
* Caring for someone in Residential Care
The information is sometimes specific to NSW and the full list can be seen at the CarersNSW site:
For other states see:

140 page PFD file


Bruce said...

Older People and the Law
A simple guide to their current legal rights as well as information on services available within the community.

Bruce said...

for the PDF version of the Guide.

Bruce said...

Partner or dependent?
ABC Radio All in the Mind 15 Sep 07
When a partner is afflicted with a severe mental illness, how is the relationship redefined?
Do they feel like the body & soul you first fell in love with?
Two couples share their trials and triumphs of confronting illness and prejudice together.
See especially the Further information section

Bruce said...

Older People and the Law
Older Australians face a range of difficulties and challenges in their interactions with the legal system.
Report of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs