Australians who are caring for a family member or friend at the end of life are at risk of psychosocial distress. COVID-19 has brought more challenges to family carers including social isolation, increased reliance on telehealth, restrictions on visits to their relative or friend outside the home, and a possible increase in anxiety around the virus itself. This is in addition to the already high demands of caring and an increased risk to both physical and psychological health that carers may experience.
CarerHelp (www.carerhelp.com.au) is a new online resource for people who are caring for a friend or family member with an advanced disease during the last months of life. It helps prepare carers by providing evidence based information via fact sheets, learning modules, videos, and interactive resources. CarerHelp can also be a useful resource for health professionals who work with people with advanced disease and their families.
In this webinar, hear more about:
- The support needed by family carers
- The development of CarerHelp
- Using CarerHelp in your practice
- A carer’s perspective of their own information and support needs while caring
- The next steps for CarerHelp to ensure that it supports a diverse range of Australian carers
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