Support Options can assist carers and families of people who are aged, have a disability or have dementia.Carers can be family members or friends, they can be partners, parents, children, siblings or neighbours. Some carers provide 24 hour a day help with daily living activities. Other carers look after people who are mostly independent but who need help with some everyday tasks. Carers do not need to reside with the person for whom they are caring.
Support for Carers of People aged 65+ or 50+ Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
Support can include:
- Funding towards respite to help reduce stress, restore energy and support the care relationship.
- Funding towards in-home support, which could include assistance with home and personal care
- Contributing towards purchase of aid and equipment to enhance independence
- Providing information and referral to health, ageing, and other community services
- Facilitating carer support groups, activities and events.
Support for Carers of People with Dementia Program, including Younger Onset Dementia
Support Options can assist by:
- Providing information, education and advice to people with dementia and their carers
- Linking people with health, respite, and dementia-specific services
- Arranging additional in or out of home respite
- Contributing towards the purchase of goods and equipment
- Facilitating support groups for carers of people with dementia
- Arranging activities that may involve both the person with dementia and their carer to connect with others in a similar situation.
“A wonderful service – thank you to all. It made things so much easier and possible and gave me the time to gain my confidence to take the next step forward.”
Contact Aged & Disability Support Services on (03) 5720 0000 or (02) 6055 8000