Caring for an ageing loved one? We can help!
Many times, caring for a client involves family, so Simply Caring Australia can also play a role in providing “respite care” for the family caregiver (i.e. a wife caring for a husband or a daughter/son caring for her/his parents). Constant caregiving can bring considerable stress, because the caregiver’s focus is centered on the one needing care. Very often, we see that when we give relief with daily routines, allowing the family caregiver(s) more time for themselves, the relationship strengthens.
In the 21st Century, the demands placed on family and other informal caregivers continue to escalate, and will eventually affect nearly every Australian family. It’s everyone’s greatest fear: a parent starts to forget things; he becomes bewildered, confused, and angry; finally, he can’t take care of himself and needs full-time care. Adult children are increasingly faced with their biggest nightmare – parents who are as helpless as young children.