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National Carers Week 2022

| Carer Support

It’s National Carers Week and we at Right at Home Australia would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of caregivers nationally.  

National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our communities. There are over 2.65 million unpaid carers in Australia providing care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, alcohol or drug dependency, long term health condition or who is frail due to age.  

Did you know:  

  • Over 16% of the adult Australian population provides care to someone aged 50+. 

  • Someone caring for a parent has been doing so for an average of 20 hours a week for four years. 

  • One in three adult caregivers is also raising a child under the age of 18. 

  • About 70% of adult caregivers must rely on help from family members, friends or neighbours. 

  • Spouses spend more than 30 hours a week directly caring for their loved one and are less likely to get help. 

  • Long-distance caregivers spend an average of nearly $400 per month on travel and out-of-pocket expenses as part of their caregiving duties. 

  • There’s a 20-50% greater likelihood for depressive symptoms for adult caregivers. 

  • Nearly 70% of adult caregivers take time off during the workday, while 17% take a formal leave of absence and 10% take early retirement. 

Right at Home can assist family caregivers and relieve some of the caregiving burdens with respite care. Our trained, screened and ensured staff work under a care plan devised around our clients, by them and their family and a Right at Home Care Manager. Our client-centred care and support allows the family care giver some reprieve to recoup from burnout and spend some time getting a break from caregiving duties. We cater to government funded and private pay clients for both the elderly and for people living with a disability. We support plan and self managed participants under the NDIS scheme and some of our offices are registered NDIS providers and can provide support to Agency Managed Participants. For more information, advice, and support, visit our website and download our adult caregiving guide.  


Keep up to date with COVID 19 information on the following links: 

Australian Government Department of Health 

Victorian Health and Human Services 

NSW Health 

Queensland Health 

ACT Health 

WA Department of Health 

Tasmanian Department of Health 

Northern Territory Department of Health 

SA Health 

Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors (elderly and aged care), and any adult who needs our care at home including adults living with a disability who want to continue to live independently or age in their home. Right at Home is your local expert for issues related to caring for your loved ones and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. With no admin or subscription fees Right at Home allows you to get more care from your package or budget. 

Right at Home is a 'My Aged Care' government approved, home care provider for levels 1 – 4 and offers flexible in-home care services such as nursing care, after hospital care, post-operative care, respite care, dementia and Alzheimer's care. Right at Home also offers assistance with daily living and personal care such as grooming, hygiene, transport, shopping, meal prep, domestic services and social support, so your loved one can enjoy a more independent, vibrant life. Our nurses and caregivers are screened, highly trained, and insured prior to entering your home so you can trust us with the caregiving while you focus on your loved one. 

To find out more, please give us a call on 1300 363 802 or visit our website. 

Right at Home Offices in Australia: Adelaide Central; Brisbane Bayside; Brisbane North; Brisbane South; Brisbane West; Central Queensland & Wide Bay; Darling Downs; Far North Queensland; Gold Coast North; Gold Coast South; Greater Logan; Mackay; Moreton Bay Region; Noosa, Gympie & Hinterland; Sunshine Coast; Townsville; Central West New South Wales; Gosford; Hunter & Port Stephens; Macarthur Penrith; Newcastle; Northern Rivers; Padstow St George; Southern NSW; Sydney Central & Eastern Suburbs; Sydney Inner West; Sydney Liverpool; Sydney Lower North Shore; Sydney Norwest; Sydney Northern Beaches; Sydney Parramatta; Sydney Ryde; Sydney The Hills; Sydney Upper North Shore; Kalgoorlie Wheatbelt; Perth Como; Perth Midland; Perth Northern Suburbs; Perth West Coast; Southwest Victoria 

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