Caring for loved ones is an essential and valuable role that we play in our families and communities, but it can become totally absorbing and eventually detrimental to your own well-being. It is vitally important that you care for yourself so that you can care for your loved one.
Carers need to maintain social connection, so you might want to look at getting some respite help if:
– You feel fatigued
– You feel some of your needs are neglected
– You haven’t had a holiday during the last year
– Your relationship with your loved one feels strained
– There’s a special event coming up that you want to attend
– There are personal matters that you need to attend to
Carers often find it hard to ask for help, but when they do, they are surprised by the profound difference it can make to their lives and relationships.
We can provide short term support, perhaps for a couple of hours or a single day when needed; or longer term which might be once or twice a week. Even a short break will allow you to return to your task feeling refreshed.
For your own well-being, seek support early. Fairview Care Support Workers are highly professional, trustworthy and sensitive to your needs.
We understand that nobody can look after your loved one as well as you. However we are committed to giving you a break with the confidence that we will look after your loved one in your absence, to the same high standards that they are used to receiving from you.
We can provide you with daily updates by phone, email or text message if you require.
At an Initial Consultation your Care Coordinator will discuss the individual circumstance, needs and preferences of your care recipient, and help you work out a customised care plan. We work with you every step of the way.