In this series, Rose Dillion, Violet Guide and registered nurse with a clinical background in neurology and neurosurgery, aged care and rehabilitation, answers questions from the community.
This week rose answers a common question from the community around supporting a loved one who is refusing treatment.
Rose explores the role of carer and how focusing on communication and preparation can help you and your loved one make the most of your time together.
Rose explores some of the emotions you may experience as you transition a parent into aged care. She also explains the common reasons you may experience guilt and relief, and what's next for your parent, you and your wider family.
Many people in the role of carer feel confusion, sometimes even shame, when they experience unwanted feelings like anger. But the truth is these feelings are common and there are healthy ways to process them.