How caring may impact you
Caring for someone with vision loss can have a significant impact on you.
Responsibilities involved in being a carer may mean you don’t have as much time or energy to catch up with friends, or to engage in your favourite activities.
You may be limited in your ability to work or may incur extra expenses. While financial assistance is available, sometimes this is limited.
It’s common to feel overwhelmed when caring for a loved one.
It’s also normal to experience negative feelings, especially if you feel you’ve had little choice in becoming a carer.
While caring for someone with vision loss can be rewarding, it can also be difficult at times. Understanding macular disease and management of care can be complex.
Our National Helpline has practical information and resource to assist you.
National Helpline1800 111 709
The Carer Gateway is also a useful resource for anyone acting in the role of a carer. The Carer Gateway website provides advice, carer support, respite options, financial help and tips for carers.