Carer respite options
Do you provide regular support to a family member or friend?
We can support you to take a break.
Who is a carer?
Many carers see themselves as just a family member or friend who look after a person, not as a carer.
If you are providing a family member, partner or friend with regular and ongoing support, without being paid, then you’re a carer.
A carer may give care for a few hours a week or all day, every day, depending on the level of support needed. A good question to ask yourself is ‘if I did not provide this support, would this person be unable to complete the tasks themselves?’ It may include making meals, assisting with housework, taking people shopping or to medical appointments etc.
If you are caring for someone over 65 years old (or over 50 if ATSI) these respite options may be for you.
Funded by the City of Onkaparinga and supported by the Australian Government Department of Health. Although funding for this project has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.
Other resources for carers
Carers SA or 1800 422 737 – including the Carer Gateway
UCWB or 8245 7100 – support to carers of people with mental health issues
Carers information on sa.gov – State Government support for carers
Financial assistance for carers - information on Centrelink assistance for carers
Disability and Carers - list of current programs, services and payments available to carers, compiled by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services.