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Carers

Articles, videos and factsheets on being a carer and caring relationships.

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Training Resource

#OkorNotOk Financial Abuse

National Ageing Research Institute

This video is a training resource for service providers and professionals demonstrating how to respond when a carer is financially abusing an older person with dementia. 

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#OkorNotOk Neglect

National Ageing Research Institute

This video is a training resource for service providers and professionals that exemplifies the best practise response to cases of neglect towards an older person with dementia. 

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#OkorNotOk Physical Abuse

National Ageing Research Institute

This video is a training resource that shows how to balance the rights of the carer and an older person with dementia, when physical abuse is involved. 

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Article

12 Ideas and Links for Working and Caring

Carer Gateway

This article sites a 2014 survey which found that more than half of carers stopped working because of their caring role, but that doesn’t have to be the case.

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Article

5 Reasons Why Carers Don't Ask for Help

Carer Gateway

This article explains that carers cope best when they have help and support. In Australia, there are many services and supports ready to help you and the person you care for.

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Article

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers

Carers Australia

This article states that 12.4% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population are carers, compared to 10.5% of the non-indigenous population.

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Video

Accessibility and Diversity

Seniors Rights Service

In this video, John Biswas explains how seniors from culturally and linguistic diverse (CALD) backgrounds can find it harder to access the support services available. He discusses how the Hunter CALD Elder Abuse Prevention Network (NSW) has resulted in a greater number of calls to the NSW Elder Abuse Prevention Helpline.

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Acknowledgment of Carers

Aged Care Insite

This article describes the effects of caring on carers such as the abuse they may experience. Details the struggles of older carers caring for a family member and outlines the need for addressing the abuse of carers as well as the abuse of the elderly.

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Brochure

Advance Care Planning Workbook

Central Coast Local Health District

The Advance Care Planning Brochure can help older people think about what health care decisions they may need to make and how to discuss their wishes with carers, family and healthcare teams, to prevent elder abuse. 

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Ageing Carers

Carers NSW

Carers NSW staff can help with information, support and referrals to support ageing carers. This includes carer information and referral service, emergency planning, future planning and respite.

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