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Where do I turn for help Caring full time for my Mother who is 83 and suffers from Osteoarthritis and Stomach Cancer? I need Help - NOW...

 
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Re: Where do I turn for help Caring full time for my Mother who is 83 and suffers from Osteoarthritis and Stomach Cancer? I need Help - NOW...

@Doreen

 

I have received help from Carer's Australia for my husband's mental illness and since his cancer diagnosis 8 weeks ago have contacted the Cancer Council for advice.

 

I will tag you in some discussion threads you may find helpful.

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Re: Where do I turn for help Caring full time for my Mother who is 83 and suffers from Osteoarthritis and Stomach Cancer? I need Help - NOW...

Hi @Doreen ,

 

I live with an 87 year old and she has been assisted by Baptcare for quite a few years now. She lives in her own home and has various healthcare professionals visiting her 7 days a week looking after her illness (eg. daily diabetes test), delivering medication, visiting doctor, housekeeping, grocery shopping, massage or just someone to talk to, etc. She also wears an alarm necklace which she can press in the event of emergency. She can phone them anytime if she needs too. All service expenses covered by the government.

 

If your mom is still independent enough to live in her home, you may want to engage with such organisation. Otherwise, a nursing home will be an alternative option.

 

Best wishes!Smiley Happy

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Re: Where do I turn for help Caring full time for my Mother who is 83 and suffers from Osteoarthritis and Stomach Cancer? I need Help - NOW...

Lilaca thank you so much for your love and helpful advice.  I will follow up with the Government Services to learn what is on offer to assist me.  I had not considered that an area to look into.

Thank you again for your kindness and wise words. x

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Re: Where do I turn for help Caring full time for my Mother who is 83 and suffers from Osteoarthritis and Stomach Cancer? I need Help - NOW...

Hi @Doreen 

How are you getting along? Have you been able to access any assistance?

The hospital will have a social worker and a dietitian that might be able to help you too - you just need to ask.

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