Becoming a carer
Many people become carers for partners, parents, children or grandchildren in retirement. Information on services and support options for carers.
There is a range of support options for people caring for others in their home, including:
- financial help
- in home care options
- training and advice
- covering the cost of changes to a home, like ramps and grab rails.
Services Australia has information for carers on eligibility, rules, payments and other services.
The Carer Gateway is an Australian Government website dedicated to providing information, counselling, support services, financial help options and real-life case studies. You can also call them on 1800 422 737.
It's also important to look after your mental health.
There's also specific resources for carers of someone with dementia.
Learn more about services and support for carers at Carers NSW.