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Carer Life Course - Assertiveness for Carers

A Factsheet for Carers on how to be more assertive in making their needs for support known to family or friends and health care professionals and service providers.

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Back Care and Safe Lifting Practices

It is essential for carers to look after their own health and well-being as well as that of the person cared for! - Carers NSW

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Hospital Staff caring for Vision Impaired Patients

This sheet informs hospital staff on how to care for vision impaired patients effectively.

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Guiding a Vision Impaired Person in Hospital

This sheet outlines how to physically guide a vision impaired person in hospital

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Continence Care for a Person with MS

Information on incontinence in MS and how to manage it for a healthy lifestyle.

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What is a Carer?

A carer is someone who helps and supports a family member or friend who needs assistance.

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Gradually Becoming a Carer

Caring for an older family member or friend starts in different ways for different people. While the need for this help can occur suddenly (e.g. after a stroke) often it is gradual.

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Suddenly Becoming a Carer

People start caring for an older family member or friend in different ways. Some start caring gradually, helping their family member more over time. Others find this happens rather suddenly.

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Things to Consider When Taking on a Caring Role

Some people say that taking on a caring role feels more like a duty or obligation than an active choice. Values, beliefs and perceptions about the 'right thing to do' can make decision making ...

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What Caring Might Really Mean for You

Taking on a caring role is just like taking on a new job - there will be rewards as well as challenges. Understanding these can help prepare you for the role you are about to take on.

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