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Fit for the caring role

Created  10th December 2018

A community initiative has shown the benefits that can flow when carers take time off to look after their own health, Tim Henwood, Alice Gregory and Molly Dumican write.

Family caregivers offer the opportunity for individuals with physical and/or cognitive disabilities to remain in the home and provide these individuals a personal level of support not found in formal care relationships.

However, the caring role can have significant physical and cognitive health implications that can impact their ability to provide care.

Opportunities for these individuals to access exercise facilities and programs is often limited due to time constraints, financial burden, access to respite care and a decline in physical health.

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Judy Skatssoon, 2018, Australian Ageing Agenda (

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