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Loss of role/identity as a carer

Former carers are partners, relatives, friends or neighbours who have completed their caring role because of the death of the person they were supporting or because the carer no longer has any involvement in caring.

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Loss of role/identity as a carer

Unread postby Matt (CPC Admin) » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:39 am

Being a carer can be an all-encompassing role which takes over the life of the carer. Recent research has shown that carers give up many or all of their activities outside the home due to the demands of caring. As a result, they often lose contact with friends and the community. After the person’s death, the former carer who had been caring full-time is unlikely to have a highly structured routine in the way that they may have had while caring. This can leave a huge void in the former carer’s life which it takes some time to fill.
Matthew Elder
Education and Training Officer
Carers NSW

P 02 9280 4744 Level 10, 213 Miller Street
F 02 9280 4755 North Sydney NSW 2060
Carer Line 1800 242 636 PO Box 785 North Sydney NSW 2059
[email protected]

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