Michelle Chaperon Carers' Circle Founder

Hi I’m Michelle and I’m the founder of Carers’ Circle – caring for ageing parents.

Carers’ Circle is Australia’s only general website dedicated to helping the children (or nieces or nephews) of ageing parents. We cover a wide range of issues that will help both you and your ageing parents – written from your perspective, because we’re going through it too.

The first thing to say – you’re not alone. Like you, my parents are getting older (aren’t we all?) and they throw me and my sisters curve balls to add to this juggling act we call life.

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but it also takes a network to help people as they age
– a circle of carers.

Like you too, I’m a busy person and want to do the best for my parents. But sometimes I struggle to know what to do, or where to find the right information, or to find the time to do it in.

That’s where Carers’ Circle comes in. We want to help make it easier for you by giving you the best information available from experts in their field and for those who have gone through it, to help you care for ageing parents – without the guilt (OK, we can’t promise the last bit).

We look at everything from helping to understand what the aged care living options are for your parents, to money and legal issues, to how to teach your mum to use a smartphone. There is even a special section dedicated to dealing with the inevitable – death.

And remember, you can’t do everything.

We are working hard to cover all the topics you need to help in caring for ageing parents, but if there’s something particular you’d like to see that we haven’t thought of, please drop me a line at editor@carerscircle.com.au

We’d love to hear from you. The more contributors we have, the more people we can help. We’re in this together.