Two ladies siide by side smiling Caring

Being a carer can be both physically and mentally demanding. There are many things you can do to maintain your health and avoid injury, e.g. burnout.

What you can do:

  • Maintain relationshipswith family and friends.

  • Make time for regular exercise. Eat regular and healthy meals.

  • Don’t be afraid to get some help (e.g. respite) and take some time out for yourself.

  • Be aware of good practices for lifting  and transferring the person you provide care for.

See:

Information on the National Carer Strategy

More information

Caring Contacts

  • Carers Australia 1800 242 636
  • Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres 1800 052 222

 

Image of Carers Booklet publication coverCarers Booklet

The Carers booklet provides information about specific services available through the Department of Veterans' Affairs, including respite care and community nursing, as well as general information about services available in the community.


 

Image of Back to Basics booklet cover Back to Basics

This book provides practical, user friendly advice for carers, including a variety of ways to transfer the person you are caring for and explains how to minimise the risk of injury.

  

 

Living with Dementia - a guide for veterans, their families and carers

Living with Dementia: A guide for veterans and their families