While employing care is an option, it is not the only one. Often family members provide support to people who are no longer able to care for themselves. Carers can be partners, brothers, sisters, friends or children of any age full-time or a few hours a week.
Caring for a loved one can be a rewarding experience as well as offering ongoing support and assistance. This also gives the person the comfort of care within their own home with their own familiar surroundings.
There are a number of courses and conferences carers can attend in order to better understand the needs of a frail aged person as well as the Government standards and benefits for home aged care.