How home care helps families and carers
Caring for someone can be so rewarding, but when your loved one requires home care and support it can become physically and emotionally challenging.
Family members and carers are often required to give more of their time and energy to complete these increased home care duties. In addition, difficult choices about the future may need to be made during this time.
Here at Continuum Care we recognise your role and your needs. We are able to help with services and support for families and carers during this challenging time.
Who is a carer?
A carer is a person who provides regular support and ongoing home care for someone they care about. Often carers are family members, partners, friends and neighbours who freely and willingly provide support without payment.
A carer may give care for a few hours a week or all day every day, depending on the level of support that is required.
Support & assistance for families and carers
Support services at Continuum Care can provide help and assistance if you care for an older person or an adult with a disability. We understand that support for carers and family members when you need it, can allow you to take a well-earned break from your caring role. Our services are designed to lend you a helping hand.
Counselling & Advisory Services
Confidential practical services, from qualified staff, that help you to explore and resolve issues that are personal or interpersonal to help you understand yourself, your situation and your influences to be able to make changes in your life.
This can include making decisions about home care, financial advice and recommendations, advocate with you and for you, provide referrals to local services or just a friendly ear to listen to your feelings and concerns during a difficult time.
Call us on 08 82511924 to arrange a free, no obligation, visit to talk with you about your specific situation and your goals. We can help you access a range of home care supports tailored to meet your needs or those of your loved one.
We can also assist you to talk with My Aged Care when seeking a range of homecare services for your loved one.
Our respite service allows families and carers to regain some time back for themselves and ‘recharge their batteries’ in between their caring duties. This is essential to sustain the carers emotional health.
Speaking up on behalf of your loved one
There may come a time when your loved one requires an appointed guardian to be a part of their decisions when relating to finances and lifestyle choices.
The South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) is able to appoint a guardian under a ‘guardianship order’, this enables the guardian to make accommodation, health and lifestyle decisions to support a person who is unable to make the decisions for themselves.
SACAT are able to provide the following services:
- Appoint a legal guardian, this allows the guardian to make accommodation, lifestyle and health decisions.
- Appoint an administrator, this allows the administrator to make financial decisions on behalf of the dependant.
- Advance Care Directives: Before a dependant becomes impaired in a decision-making capacity, there are legal documents that can be prepared to set out the wishes of the person.