There can be a lot to keep track of as a carer – from medicines to health care appointments, medical history, care needs, support services and emergency contacts.
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You may not be able to prevent emergencies. Accidents, illness, life events and disasters can happen to anyone.
An emergency care plan has all the information about the person you care for in one place, so you can get it quickly and easily.
An emergency care plan makes it easy for someone to take over from you in a hurry. It has all the information about the person you care for in one place, so you can get it quickly and easily.
Whether you can get respite care depends on the sort of care needed and who provides the care.
‘Respite’ or ‘respite care’ is when someone else takes care of the person you care for, so that you can have a break. A break can give you time to do everyday activities, deal with stress and look after yourself. When you are a carer, it’s important to regularly take time for yourself to rest and recharge.
Emergencies can happen anytime. If you are a carer, planning for emergencies will help you to cope even when things go wrong.
As a carer, you have legal rights about your role and how you should be treated. You may also need to manage the legal affairs of the person you care for.
When you care for someone who has health problems, you will need to work with health services.