Whether you are providing unpaid care for a
couple of hours a week or 24 hours a day, MyCareOptions.ie will link you to information, support and other carers who have found themselves in a similar situation, and are caring for a friend or family member who is disabled, ill, frail due to old age, or caring for a child with special needs.
There is no typical carer or situation. Some are thrown into caring with no advance warning, some grow up as carers. Everyone who is caring for someone has a slightly different experience. It can be a rich source of satisfaction in people's lives. It can be life-affirming and can help strengthen and deepen relationships. But, without the right support, it can have a devastating impact. You may suffer from chronic fatigue, ill health, poverty, or breakdown of friend and family relationships. You may feel lost and frustrated at times, guilty, sad and incredibly isolated. It is very difficult for anyone who hasn’t experienced being a carer to understand what you are going through. You can feel very alone.
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Money and Benefits
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