The person being cared for must be so incapacitated as to need:
continuous supervision and frequent help throughout the day with their personal needs, such as walking and getting about, dressing, washing, eating and drinking,
continuous supervision to avoid danger to themselves
full-time care and attention for at least six months.
This period of care must include the first Thursday in June.
The person being cared for may attend a nonresidential course of rehabilitation training or nonresidential day care centre approved by the Minister for Health and Children
You the carer may:
attend an educational or training course or take up voluntary or community work for up to 15 hours a week,
work outside your home for up to 15 hours a week,
a combination of both, provided that the total combined does not exceed 15 hours a week.
You must first clear any employment with this Department.
During your absence, you must arrange adequate care for the person needing full-time care and attention.
We will assess the need to provide full-time care on an individual basis. We do not expect that a carer would provide care on a 24 hour basis.
We will apply the above arrangements in a flexible manner, considering the needs of you the carer and the person needing care. However, we will need an outline of the care being provided by you.