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  • When you or a family member is experiencing a serious illness or long period of recovery, it can cause both emotional and financial strain.
  • There are many free financial counselling services offered by community organisations, community legal centres and some government agencies.
  • If you live a long way from the hospital, you can get help to find somewhere to stay close by.
  • Short-term or ‘respite care’ is available to give carers a break from their caring role.
  • Palliative care is care provided for people who have a life-limiting condition that has no cure.

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Reviewed on: 12-10-2015