Tools and Resources

People using a computerDecision Guide

If you are unsure about whether or not you want or need to use respite services, the Decision Guide for Carers can help you:

  • make decisions about services
  • realise the right time for you to use services
  • choose between respite services
  • make your life easier as you care for a person with dementia.

Resources to Help Choose Respite Services



Residential Respite Checklist

Support Group Checklist

Other Helpful Websites

Dementia Illawarra Shoalhaven Website

MyAgedCare Service Finder

Managing Medicines for People with Dementia

The Start2Talk website to help you to plan for the future

Alzheimer’s Australia’s Planning for the Future

University of Wollongong’s Driving and Dementia Decision Aid

Other Helpful Resources

Emergency Care Plan

Friends Matter information for friends of people with dementia

Alzheimer’s Australia’s Staying on the Move with Dementia (helpful measures around driving with dementia and alternatives for people when they can no longer drive)

Preventing Financial Abuse Help Sheet

Key Contacts

Planned Respite
My Aged Care: 1800 200 422

Emergency Respite
Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre: 1800 052 222

Carer Gateway
1800 422 737

National Dementia Helpline
1800 100 500