Support for Carers
At MercyCare we recognise the important role that carers play in supporting a family member or friend who is frail aged, has a disability or is living with a mental illness or chronic disease to remain living at home.
As well as providing respite care through our Davis House and in home respite care services we work in collaboration with Carers WA to connect carers with a variety of supports and services.
MercyCare recognise The Western Australian Carers Charter which is part of The Carers Recognition Act 2004. It provides clear direction on how carers are to be treated and involved in the planning and delivery of services.
What does the Western Australian Carers Charter mean for carers?
It states that:
- Carers must be treated with respect and dignity.
- The role of carers must be recognised by including carers in the assessment, planning, delivery and review of services that impact on them and the role of carers.
- The views and needs of carers must be taken into account along with the views, needs and best interests of people receiving care when decisions are made that impact on carers and the role of carers.
- Complaints made by carers in relation to services that impact on them and the role of carers must be given due attention and consideration.
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