Whilst caring for a loved one can be very rewarding, it can also have its challenges and many carers can experience complicated emotions related to their caring role.
YourTime is CatholicCare's Carer focused program which provides emotional support, education and assistance to carers.
YourTime provides one-on-one counselling sessions that can be provided either in CatholicCare’s offices or in the comfort of your own home. Dementia education and dementia carer support groups can also be provided.
Clients appreciate the personal nature of home visits, with one client expressing that, “The visits to my home were most valuable. The counsellor was able to see first hand my problems, and helped me to resolve them.”
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Another client said, “I always leave feeling so much better than when I arrived. It has made my life more enhanced, I feel valued and of importance.”
CatholicCare's carer counsellors help to support carers in difficult times, and guide them through transitional periods, such as those related to placing a loved one into residential care, or through terminal illness and death.
YourTime carer counsellors are tertiary trained and welcome clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, as they are trained to understand the particular needs of carers from different cultures and can help them along their caring journey.
For more information call 4254 9342 or visit www.catholiccare.dow.org.au