The Australian Carers Guide is this country’s first and only magazine designed especially for informal carers, particularly those caring for an aging parent, spouse or elderly loved one.

It provides practical information for carers from ‘how to care’ to ‘how to cope’. Some of the topics covered are Self-care, Finance, Carer Payments, Technology, Community Support, Dementia care Fun activities, Puzzles, Quizzes, Recipes and so much more.

Contributors include Ita Buttrose, Australian Icon, Maggie Beer, Cook and Aged Care nutritional educator, Jean Kittson, aged care advocate, comedian and best-selling author.  Maree McCabe AM, CEO of Dementia Australia, and Hon Anika Wells, Federal Aged Care Minister, just to name a few.

Content, Contributors, Partners and Friends
Their content is aimed at improving the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and financial wellbeing of carers. Some of Australia’s most well-known and household names contribute to the publication, namely Ita Buttrose, Jean Kittson, Maggie Beer, Maree McCabe and Anika Wells. These experts provide unique insights, helpful perspectives and creative solutions to the most common challenges carers face.

Their friends and partners at Carers Australia who advocate for Carers Gateway, as well as OPAN, National Seniors, COTA (For older Australians), contribute to the publication by sharing their latest advocacy activities and how the new Aged Care Reforms are continuing to reshape the Aged Care sector. Each issue includes a comprehensive list of service providers who can offer practical hands-on assistance.

Have a laugh and relax!
For some “me time”, readers can flip to the “Fun & Games” pages to take some important time-out, away from their demands. This section is full of fun activities like puzzles, brain games, sudoku, word searches, crosswords, and a new colouring competition. There is also the popular Recipe section headed by Maggie Beer with easy and delicious recipes to enjoy at home.

Where to get a copy
The Australian Carers Guide produces a new edition 4 times a year as separate guides for all 5 states (NSW/ACT, VIC/TAS, SA/NT, QLD, and WA). For the many of you that prefer to read in print, you can pick up a copy at any newsagent across the country. You can also subscribe to their magazine on their homepage and have it delivered to your door. For instant reading, the digital guides can be downloaded for free from their website for instant reading.

Sit back and enjoy the Australian Carers Guide!