Care facilities are often considered a last resort in South Africa. Personal care is assumed to be provided by family and household members.
People with mental illness are at their most vulnerable when they're discharged from hospital. Without the support of family or friends at this time, they're less likely to recover.
A study has found children between the ages of 8 and 14 who take care of a family member with a drug addiction or mental illness aren't very happy at, and don't feel all that safe, at school.
People suffering from mental illness face many challenges, but we don't always notice the loved ones who do much of the caring behind the scenes.
Teaching robots to care for us in old age will be child's play.
Why choice should not be the most important factor in elder care.
In a survey of 600 members of the screen industry, 74% of carers felt their caring responsibilities had a negative impact on their career. Of these, 86% were women.
The NDIS aims to help people with disability live more independently. It was hoped this would reduce carers' responsibilities and allow them more time to work. But evidence shows this hasn't happened.
The UK has one of the most developed palliative care services in the world, yet people still miss out.
While disability carers are employed to work part-time hours, they often have long work days with short periods of work interspersed with non-work periods.
Here are some tips if you are looking after someone who is nearing the end of their life.
Patient safety grabbed the attention when plans were mooted to move post-op people out of hospital and into private homes. But the project also moves important work into the shadows.
Medication usage has gone through the roof in the last decade.
A new study has for first time placed a dollar value on how much it would cost the government to replace those who unofficially care for family members with mental illness.
'Lay carers' could be given the power to administer pain medication to the terminally ill at home.
Parents of children who have complex healthcare needs often find their role as a mother or father is overwhelmed by all the clinical tasks they have to undertake.
The focus on reducing welfare dependency among young carers, parents and students may deter them from seeking any help.
The roll out of the NDIS means disability service providers and the people they employ are exposed to more market forces and this could result in protection for workers.
Women need to plan for a future where their career and personal finances will be significantly affected by caring for older relatives.
Caring takes time and resources so when it ends, many find themselves left behind.