A carer is a person who gives someone regular and ongoing care and help. Often a carer is a:
- family member
who gives this support without being paid.
A carer may give care for a few hours a week or all day every day, depending on the level of support needed. Care may be given:
- within the older person’s home
- in a residential aged care home
- at your home.
Support for the older person you care for
Caring for an older person can be a challenging and rewarding experience. Find out about services and support to help you in your role caring for older people.
Support for you as a carer
There are many services to help you as a carer and support you in your caring role.