NDIS provider - Therapy

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Therapy Care Blacktown’s Vanessa Grima is one of five finalists nominated for the Allied Health Awards ‘Allied Health Assistant of the Year’!

“I am so grateful to have been chosen. I absolutely love what I do and know what a privilege it is to support people living with disability as they work towards their goals,” says Vanessa.

Vanessa first came on board the Therapy Care team to complete a university placement; a requirement of her Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science) degree.

The team were quick to realize what an asset Vanessa was and asked her to join the team permanently! In the year and a half Vanessa has been at Therapy Care, she’s been an incredible support to many participants.

Allied Health Manager, Natalie Delana, says, “I am so proud of Vanessa. She has blown us away with her caring nature and dedication to her participants.

“She has supported many participants on their journey to increasing their fitness levels and functionality. By doing so, she has empowered them to be more independent and confident in their ability to access the community and engage in recreational activities including gaining employment.”

The winner of the Allied Health Assistant of the Year will be announced at the Allied Health Awards Gala on September 25. We wish you the best of luck Vanessa!


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Do I need Hydrotherapy, we hear you ask? ?

With the buoyancy of water reducing weight bearing stress on the body, Hydrotherapy enables free movement and increases the range of motion for your joints. It gives non-weight bearing individuals the ability to safely bear weight and increase tolerance for standing. In turn, it increases bone density while reducing the risk of fracture and osteoporosis.

✔ Reduce body pain and joint impact
✔ Improve fitness, balance and flexibility
✔ Be modified to individual needs
✔ Decrease anxiety and mental stress
✔ Stimulate the lymphatic system; increasing circulation and reducing swelling

Hydrotherapy is beneficial for many conditions as well as to aid in various forms of rehabilitation. If you have experienced a stroke or are living with:

?Osteoarthritis
?Multiple Sclerosis
?Spinal cord injury
?Amputation
?Cerebral Palsy
?An intellectual disability
?Parkinson’s disease
?general sporting or musculoskeletal injuries

Hydrotherapy may be a great addition to your care plan ✨

To secure your spot in our Hydrotherapy Rehabilitation Group, get in touch with us:

? info@therapycare.com.au
?02 9626 8119


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Today (March 21, 2021) is World Down Syndrome Day. The aim of Lots of Socks – World Down Syndrome day is to raise awareness of Down syndrome as well as raise funds for Down Syndrome NSW. It is a day that can promote discussion about the acceptance of all our differences as well as what makes us fantastic as an individual.

Thank you to all the members in our community who participated in our fundraising and advocacy efforts on Friday and Saturday by wearing brightly coloured socks ? and making a gold coin donation ?

The spirit of advocacy, inclusivity, support and compassion is so strong in our community and were thankful to everyone who contributes to that.

Did you know about 1 in 2000 Australians are living with Down Syndrome?

You’ll notice that there’s a key theme when it comes to our participant’s comments we’re sharing today; and that’s that they all want us to be more inclusive.

What does this mean? ?

?Treat everyone living with Down Syndrome with the respect and compassion we wish to receive

?Be conscious of including everyone, whether that’s at school, work or a social event

?Do your research on Down Syndrome and share your knowledge

?Be an advocate for change! Declare you’re commitment to a better more inclusive tomorrow and encourage those around you to do the same

Some of our participants living with Down Syndrome have been kind enough to let us share glimpses of their lifestyles, goals, what makes them unique and what they want you to know about Down Syndrome.

First, we’d like to introduce you to Rizza Estrada ?

Rizza is second from the left (wearing pink) in the above image.

Rizza’s current NDIS goals are improving her communication with family and friends as well as increasing her social participation, independence and confidence getting out and about.

Rizza’s on the right path to achieving these goals with regular exercise with our allied health assistant Vanessa, speech pathology sessions and attending Group Day Program.

Rizza enjoys all of her supports, but loves Group Day Program. Her favourite activities include cooking, shopping and eating out.

Rizza is shy so finds it hard to make friends, but Group Day Program is helping her develop more friendships and come out of her shell.

Rizza’s love for playing and listening to music, swimming and her dog are just some of the things that make Rizza unique.

“It’s my wish that when I’m out in public, people treat me like a normal person.”

Introducing Luke Wilson ?

Therapy Care participant Luke Wilson, 22 years old, is currently working on developing meaningful friendships with like-minded people.

One of Luke’s NDIS goals was securing employment, and we’re proud to say he has done that! He is loving his job at Disability Services Australia.

He works out with the Therapy Care team three times a week and occasionally attends the Day Group Program on Saturdays.

Luke loves working out and trying new exercises with his trainer. Getting stronger and staying fit makes Luke feel really good about himself.

He also loves hanging out with his friends, Karlee, Lee, Frances and Tanuj, as well making new friends and venturing to new places in the community at Group Day program.

Luke loves to dance and is great at it too!

Luke wants everyone to know that living with Down Syndrome doesn’t stop him from having a good time and rich life.

“Even though I have Down syndrome I don’t want people treating me differently or doubting my capabilities.”

Introducing Mitchell Cuthbertson ?

Therapy Care participant Mitchell Cuthbertson, 22 years old, is currently working on improving his independent living, including communication and overall wellbeing.

Mitchell attends Therapy Care’s Group Day Program and loves being out in the community and making new friends.

Mitchell is a treasured member of the Therapy Care community. He is known for his big heart, caring personality and great sense of humour.

He loves dancing, entertaining and socialising with others.

Mitch wants people to know that living with Down Syndrome is the least interesting thing about him.

“Each individual who lives with Down Syndrome is unique and has their own personality.”

“I am special not because I have Down Syndrome but because of all the parts of my personality and interests that make me unique.”

Introducing David Caballes ?

David’s current goals are to improve his health and fitness.

David loves his Therapy Care gym sessions with allied health professionals Jai and Vanessa.

He has a passion for all things health and fitness including bodybuilding.

David is super friendly and outgoing and loves socialising, particularly with the opposite sex!

David wants people to know that people living with Down Syndrome are inclusive, and embrace others living with Down Syndrome as well as other disabilities.

Introducing Karlee Parkes ?

21-year-old Therapy Care participant, Karlee Parkes’ NDIS goals are building her social skills, improving her health and fitness, and increasing gaining more independence so she can do more on her own.

Karlee attends our Group Day program where she has made many meaningful friendships. She also sees our speech pathologist Kira to work on her communication skills and exercises in the gym with our team of allied health professionals where she is learning about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Karlee’s favourite activities include hanging out with her friends at Group Day Program, playing tennis and going to the beach.

Karlee loves that she is cute, smart and super friendly (and we couldn’t agree more!) and wants people to know that those living with Down Syndrome are really great at having relationships with people in their lives.

Introducing Jarrod Nicholas ?

22-year-old Therapy Care participant, Jarrod’s current NDIS goals is to further develop his daily living skills to live more independently.

Jarrod attends Group Day Program, exercises with allied health assistant Vanessa, attends speech pathology sessions and receives occupational therapy.

Jarrod loves coming to the gym. He says, “exercise makes me happy and gives me a lot of energy. I want to improve my health and wellbeing as well as my fine motor skills and build strength.”

Jarrod is proud of who he is (as are we!). He is friendly, caring, loves the footy, working at the pub, listening and dancing to music, bowling and joking and laughing with new and old friends.

“I want people to know that those living with Down Syndrome can do anything. It doesn’t stop me from doing what I love.”

“I work and am independent in my daily life. I am confident and am always meeting new people.”

When Rizza, Luke, Mitch, David, Karlee and share their stories and insights about living with Down Syndrome, it gives us the great privilege of understanding. And when we know better, we do better. Thank you for letting us share your insights.


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Therapy Care participant Jacqueline Miller was featured on our blog a few months ago for World Mental Health Day. Jacqueline is living with schizophrenia and a psychosocial disability.

Before joining Therapy Care, Jacqueline wasn’t receiving the right support for her condition and was therefore quite withdrawn and led a very isolated life.

“Back in June 2020, Therapy care assisted me in my NDIS renewal meeting. Recreational therapist, Karlie, advocated for me throughout the meeting and helped me voice my reasons for requiring the level and type of support services required to help me achieve further independence and wellbeing” says Jacqueline.

Since receiving supports from her updated NDIS plan, it has been one of Jacqueline’s main goals to become more social and feel more comfortable being out and about.

Jacqueline has been working with Karlie to integrate into the community through the Group Day Program and social supports.

Jacqueline currently attends the mind-full stream of the Group Day Program once a fortnight. In addition, she has two social support sessions each week, where with her support worker, she participates in meaningful leisure and recreational activities.

Jacqueline also attends the two-hour Group Rehab session each week, where she works on physical fitness alongside fellow participants.

Six months into Jacqueline’s new improved roster of integrated supports, we’re proud to say that Jacqueline has increased her individual capacity and is on track to achieve some of her NDIS goals.

“Therapy Care continues to help me in all areas of my life. Most recently, they have been helping me integrate into a social day program, to assist me in developing new friendships – something I haven’t done in over 10 years,” says Jacqueline.

Karlie explains, “Each month, I work with Jacqueline, our rostering team and our support workers to develop suitable social outings. A leisure assessment was initially conducted, in order to identify Jacqueline’s leisure and recreational interests. From this, research and risk assessments are complete, and Jacqueline attends a new activity each service, as well as our Mind-full stream. We have created a visual calendar for Jacqueline to assist with memory and consistency.”

We’re so proud of how far Jacqueline has come since June and can’t wait to see what’s ahead in 2021!

Karlie has worked with many participants living with different mental health conditions including schizophrenia, bipolar, severe depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

“One of my key takeaways in working with participants living with a psychosocial disability, is their desire to engage in social settings without fear of exclusion or being judged by their condition.

“It continues to be our role as service providers to break down the barriers and stigma’s surrounding mental health. In response, our MIND-FULL day program was developed to create a safe place for people with mental-health conditions to socialise, and participate in leisure activities of interest to them,” says Karlie.

At Therapy Care, our purpose is to empower individuals living with disability and support their independence in everything they do. As an NDIS provider, collaborating, providing evidence-based practices and matching support workers with participants are extremely important to us. Our team of professionals work together and closely with participants and their carers, to ensure our community members are improving their lives and meeting their NDIS goals.

If you have any questions regarding your NDIS plan, contact us at info@therapycare.com.au


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One of our Recreational Therapist, Karlie Scurr, and Group Day Program Manager, Matt Rawlings, are hard at work, constantly finding new ways to level up our Group Day Program streams.

“At Therapy Care, we lean on evidence-based practices and embrace innovation to improve the capacity of all of our participants.

Our risk-managed, forward-thinking Group Day Program is built to bring joy, challenge participants socially and increase their skillset,” says Karlie.

Our Saturday Social Skills Day Program group recently went on an expedition to Taronga Zoo.

“The objective of the excursion was to expose our participants to the benefits of animal-based therapies and interventions.

Animal-based therapy has so many benefits, including decreasing stress and lowering blood pressure. Animals can serve as a source of comfort and support, reduce loneliness, and increase feelings of social support,” says Karlie.

“The main benefit of animal-therapy we focused on during our trip to the zoo, was enhancing language development. We achieved this by promoting vocabulary and concepts by adding context.

“At each exhibit participants were asked thought provoking questions about each animal, for example, where they think they might live in the wild,” says Karlie.

Integrating animal-therapy into the day program roster of activities has benefits and challenges. To ensure it, and other activities in the program continue to be beneficial, we closely observe each participant during all group outing interactions.

Therapy Care 15-year-old participant, Jenzell, has a limited vocabulary and can have difficulties expressing his needs. Jenzell is living with autism and displays behavioural outbursts and withdrawal in group settings and.

“When introduced to the animals at the zoo, Jenzell initiated a lot of appropriate physical interaction, and connected with animals on a deep level. It was great to see Jenzell so energetic and stimulated by all of his surroundings. Jenzell worked well within the group, listening to all staff directions and was ecstatic to see his favourite animal, the elephant’ says Support Worker and Allied Health Assistant, Jai Satorre.


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Today is International Day of People Living with Disability (IDPwD), and this year’s fitting theme is  “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World”.

It champions ‘seeing the ability in disability’, a message Therapy Care promotes proudly, daily.

Therapy Care’s Allied Health and Services Manager, Natalie Delana says, “Advocating for a more disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable community is a big part of who we are. 

“We demonstrate this by advocating for holistic NDIS plans that allow our participants to achieve their goals of greater access and inclusion.”

Therapy Care participant Karlee Parkes, who lives with Down Syndrome, dreamt of living more independently and experiencing life in ways that the stigma around disability enforced were beyond her. 

Knowing this, Therapy Care has long advocated on Karlee’s behalf. As she has transitioned into early adulthood, there has been an increased need to support her independence. Karlee required a review of her NDIS plan which led to an increase by more than seven times its original size.

“We advocate for our participants by investing time into understanding exactly what they want out of life and therefore identifying what support is needed to make this possible. We then ensure we’re with them every step of the way when it comes to applying for their NDIS plan or putting a case forward for increased funding at review time. 

“We do this by accompanying them to the NDIS review, providing the NDIS with materials that support their desired outcome, and undertaking highly regarded assessments that highlight their function, abilities and areas they need support in order to achieve their goals,” says Natalie.

With the increased supports and therapies Karlee is now receiving, her NDIS plan is now life changing.

Karlee receives supports that encourage her independence by educating her about how to create healthy habits to live independently and become more involved in the community. 

Karlee’s NDIS plan includes exercise physiology, speech pathology, recreational therapy, nutrition and social supports. Karlee now also works at supported employment two days a week. 

Like most primary carers, Karlee’s mother, Kelly Parkes feels the pressure of care. Karlee’s new plan creates the opportunity for Kelly to invest in herself and other children more. She has also been able to accept a full time position at work, which she has historically had to decline due to needing to care for Karlee.

Holistic NDIS plans play a crucial role in creating a disability-inclusive community, as it educates and empowers participants to find their place in the world.

To learn more about how Therapy Care advocates for holistic NDIS plans, get in touch with us by emailing info@therapycare.com.au or calling 02 9626 8119.

 

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Under our therapy supports umbrella, Therapy Care offers exercise physiology to participants who require physical therapy in their NDIS plan.

One of Therapy Care’s exercise physiologists, Chris, works with participants with varying physical abilities who live with conditions like Multiple Sclerosis (MS), stroke, and physical cognitive impairments.

Chris is passionate about improving the physical health of people with varying abilities and works with his patients to overcome physical and mental barriers to better wellbeing.

According to Chris, exercise physiology is an important part of the journey to improve cognitive function as well as fine and gross motor skills.

“In every session, we work towards physical goals, which may include improving pain management, as well as increasing strength, fitness, independence and quality of life,” says Chris.

Chris always envisioned a career that would encompass his passion for helping people and his love for exercise. Chris started out at Therapy Care as a personal trainer, and immediately became inspired by the career prospects he saw around him. This led Chris to undertake further study while at the same time working at Therapy Care as an allied health assistant, a journey that four years later has seen Chris become a qualified and exceptional exercise physiologist.

Chris explains, “I was inspired by the difference I saw exercise physiologists at Therapy Care make in the lives of people living with disability. I knew early on that supporting people living with disability and/or chronic conditions through physical movement and therapy is what I wanted to spend my life doing.”

In the four years Chris has been with Therapy Care, he has had the privilege of working with many incredible participants. One that Chris can’t help but talk about is Lee.

Lee’s story

“High-spirited Lee Prince Mollica lives with autism spectrum disorder and has a lot of energy he needs to find an outlet for. When I first started supporting then 16-year-old Lee, he wasn’t in control of how he channelled this energy, which led to a lot of shouting and jumping around during our sessions in the gym. Lee was unmotivated and unwilling to listen and follow my instructions.

“After six months of training Lee four days per week where I tried various behavioural techniques, I realised the best way to manage Lee’s behaviour, create a fun environment, build his cognitive skills and improve his fitness, was to tap into Lee’s mindset. I talked to Lee about the amazing benefits that are available through exercise and got him excited about how fun it could be. This really struck Lee, who from that day on, has been incredibly committed to each training session and consistently demonstrates good behaviour,” says Chris.

“At first, Lee’s mother Sharan Prince, spoke about the positive ways Lee’s sessions were impacting other areas of his life. He was more focused in the classroom and was gaining confidence that was enabling more independent behaviour.

“A few years into our regular training, Lee secured a spot in a selective sports school where he is becoming more independent each day,” Chris says.

Sharan says, “Lee has been able to transition from a fully supported special needs school into a support unit in a mainstream selective high school where his independence is flourishing.”

Chris says, “I’m so proud of Lee and how far he’s come. It’s unbelievably rewarding to see how our sessions and Lee’s commitment has led to the incredible opportunity to further his education and nurture his athletic talents.

“What I love the most about working at Therapy Care is our collaborative approach towards enriching lives. Each participant is supported by the expertise of a team of professionals who all work together to achieve the best outcomes for each participant’s overall health and wellbeing.”

“Witnessing the ongoing improvements in every participant and being part of a journey to enable an individual to achieve a task or partake in an activity that they’ve only ever dreamed of doing is incredibly rewarding,” Chris says.

To find out if exercise physiology would be a great service to include in your NDIS plan, get in touch with us by emailing info@therapycare.com.au or calling us at 02 9626 8119. 


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Is rolling over your NDIS plan the right move for you?

Due to the implications of COVID-19, the NDIS is offering to roll over NDIS plans. If this has been offered to you, before deciding it’s important to consider the following pros and cons.

If you feel as though your plan meets your current needs and you have a guaranteed service continuation, some participants find the review highly stressful. If this is you avoiding the process may be a real positive.

If your current plan doesn’t match your needs, rolling over your NDIS plan means you miss out on the opportunity to get your case plan reviewed and the potential to have your funding and supports increased.

Another point to consider is the nature of your disability. For instance, if your disability is degenerative, it implies the need for care will increase over time. If you are living with a degenerative disability, we advise to go ahead with an NDIS review so you have the opportunity to increase funding and support if needed.

If you have any questions about your upcoming NDIS review or want to find out more about functional assessments, which are a real asset to take to your review, please contact us:

? info@therapycare.com.au
?02 9626 8119


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October is Mental Health Month in NSW. This awareness month encourages all of us to think about our own and others mental health and wellbeing, regardless of whether we may have a lived experience of mental illness or not.

We recently spoke to Lloyd Slade, 43, who has shared his experience living with a mental health condition and disability. Lloyd hopes it will increase awareness, understanding and compassion for those who are in the same boat.

Lloyd lives with schizophrenia, severe depression, anxiety and a mild intellectual disability. He was first diagnosed with schizophrenia after he experienced a nervous breakdown at 17 years of age.

“For many years, my mental health condition created a barrier between me and the outside world. I really struggled to go out into the community which severely impacted my ability to land a steady job.

“While I have been receiving support consistently since the age of 16, it’s only since being with Therapy Care that I’ve really started to re-integrate into the community,” says Lloyd.

“I am really comfortable with the staff and fellow participants at Therapy Care and enjoy the outing and how tailored my support is.

“While I’ve achieved my first goal of getting out into the community with Therapy Care, I still hold hope to someday find employment,” Lloyd says.

“I have come a long way since I first started receiving support from Therapy Care. I am more hopeful about my future. I am surrounded by great people and receive supports that improve my life and set me up to achieve my NDIS goals.

“For those who are living with a mental health condition and don’t feel supported, my advice is, to reach out to someone or an organisation who you think may be a good match for you. There is support out there and things do get better,” says Lloyd.

Lloyd concludes, “For people who want to do more to understand and advocate for those living with a mental health condition, my advice is to make sure those people in your life feel listened to and heard. We often feel misunderstood, so when people truly try and empathise, it really means a lot.”

If you’re living with a mental health condition and disability and are looking for support, we invite you to reach out to us at info@therapycare.com.au


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From October 11 to 17 2020, National Carers Week is a time to recognise the 2.65 million Australians who provide care and support to a family member or friend with disability, mental health condition, chronic condition, terminal illness, affected by substance abuse, or who are frail aged. Anyone at any time, can become a carer.

Carers are vital to the wellbeing of those living with disability and make a substantial contribution to the social and economic wellbeing of the community, providing around 70 percent of care to people with disabilities (AIHW, 2019).

As an NDIS provider, we have the privilege of working alongside incredible carers who go above and beyond to ensure the right support is being provided to the individual they care for.

At Therapy Care we pride ourselves on working collaboratively to achieve holistic support, and recognise this wouldn’t be possible without a relationship and the support of each participant’s carer.

We recognise and deeply value the commitment these carers continuously pour into supporting their loved ones. So without further ado, it’s time to shine a light on three carers in our community in hopes to strengthen our understanding of what it truly means to be a carer.

Angela Wilson, carer to her son, Luke Wilson

What disability is Luke living with, and what does being his primary carer look like each day?

Luke has Down syndrome. Each day, we make sure Luke is safe and happy. We support Luke’s independence by prompting him to stay on top of his daily schedule and make sure he gets to his appointments and places on time.

What were some of the initial obstacles you needed to overcome to integrate Luke’s supports into your life?

Continuing to manage all of Luke’s supports and therapy sessions will always be a small obstacle to overcome. Every single day is busy!

What are the most challenging aspects of being a carer?

It can be challenging as a carer as often we forget about our own health and fail to prioritise our emotional and mental wellbeing. It can be challenging to make time for personal activities and relationships.

Is it important for Luke’s wellbeing, that you work collaboratively with his NDIS providers?

Definitely!

What does this collaborative approach look like?

Checking in regularly, touching base and making sure all of Luke’s needs are met.

What would you like people to know about the role of a carer?

Being a carer can have its challenges, but it is extremely rewarding. At the end of the day, you are a parent. You have to consider relationships, seeing eye to eye with everyone in the family for Luke’s supports, and remember to take care of the entire family.

Kelly Parkes, carer to her daughter, Karlee Parkes

What disability is Karlee living with, and what does being his primary carer look like each day?

Karlee has Down syndrome. Sometimes, the days can be stressful, and on other days joyful. I wouldn’t change it for the world, because there is never a day where Karlee doesn’t make me smile.

What were some of the initial obstacles you needed to overcome to integrate Karlee’s supports into your life?

It can be hard to find time to juggle work, my personal life and relationships. It can also be hard to factor in time for Karlee’s other siblings. It can be challenging at times to find activities for everyone to do together due to different interests and capabilities.

What are the most challenging aspects of being a carer?

It can be challenging to take care of yourself, your mental health. I am not able to do anything without Karlee, she requires supervision 24/7. It can also be challenging to manage behaviours and personal relationships.

Is it important for Karlee’s wellbeing, that you work collaboratively with his NDIS providers?

Yes, definitely!

What does this collaborative approach look like?

Communication with all of Karlee’s supports regularly. It is important to work collaboratively to understand Karlee’s needs, goals and her programs. Working with her support providers helps me understand her plan. I get regular updates from Therapy Care on how Karlee is going throughout her sessions and day program with pictures, and it’s great to see how happy she is.

What would you like people to know about the role of a carer?

People don’t understand what it is like to be a carer, to the extent of all we have to do. I have had other parents tell me that “Karlee is so easy, I wish my kids were like her” – even parents of children without disability. It can be a very demanding role, which people can often misunderstand. There can be challenging behaviours, even on a good day. But each day, Karlee is completely dependent on me and her support providers and requires 24/7 supervision.

Mark Lister, carer to his stepson, Zac Brenton

What disability is Zac living with, and what does being his primary carer look like each day?

Zac is living with autism, each day Zac requires prompting for all activities of daily living.

What were some of the initial obstacles you needed to overcome to integrate Zac’s supports into your life?

It can be hard to juggle our work schedules with all of Zac’s therapies and supports. My work hours revolve around Zac’s activity schedule and when I need to pick him up and drop him off. It would be impossible to make work without the help of his grandparents.

What are the most challenging aspects of being a carer?

The most challenging aspect is time. There is just never enough time to fit everything into the day when you are caring for someone else.

Is it important for Zac’s wellbeing, that you work collaboratively with his NDIS providers?

Yes, absolutely. Communication is key.

What does this collaborative approach look like?

Communication regularly with all of Zac’s team of supports, and communication amongst them.

What would you like people to know about the role of a carer?

Sometimes, people can forget that the role of a carer is 24/7. It never stops. You have your regular job, then you have your job as a carer as soon as you get home; care, phone calls, therapy sessions, getting documentation. It doesn’t stop. Even when we’re at a social or recreational outing, Zac still needs to be supervised 24/7.

Thank you Angela, Kelly and Mark for providing such candid insights into the life of a carer. The role you play in Luke, Karlee and Zac’s lives are invaluable. We usually talk about how people living with disability are real life superheroes, and this week we extend that to include their carers.

It’s comes at no shock that carers typically face heavy demands and are at risk of experiencing stressors such as poor or reduced physical and/or mental health, financial stress, limited education and career opportunities, social isolation and housing stress.

While we recognise the hardships many carers face, there’s also many positive aspects of being a carer. We often witness a special kind of bond between the caregiver and receiver, it gives a strong sense of purpose and personal achievement, leads to a specialised set of skills and opens the door to a community the carer otherwise may not have had the privilege of being a part of.

If you’re a carer and are looking for further support, get in touch with us at info@therapycare.com.au If you’re looking for further information and helpful resources, head to http://www.carersnsw.org.au/ 


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