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Elderly mum or dad ok? In Home Care may be the answer.

Posted by Linda Summerton on Jun 16, 2018 2:23:00 PM

 Leslie helped her mum and dad downsize to their little cottage. Both 70, at the time, they were fit for their age. But, mum wanted less housework and dad a smaller yard. Now, at 75, mum has Parkinson's disease,and Leslie is over 50 with two kids in college.  Leslie is a Purchasing Manager looking forward to travel with her husband Mick at retirement. But, now Leslie worries about mum and dad being home alone without home care services.

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Topics: Aged Care, Checklist, Home Care, Elder Care

Knowing Your Medications

Posted by Linda Summerton on Apr 13, 2018 2:53:23 PM

Why it is it important.  

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Topics: Disability Care, Aged Care, Checklist, medications, Senior Self Help

ACA Founder speaking with the 'Health Professional Radio Network ' a personal account of navigating support services ...

Posted by Janet Gibbins on Apr 11, 2018 3:02:37 PM

 

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Topics: Aged Care, Disability Support, Choice, Health Professionals, Service Delivery, ACA Media

Meals on Wheels! It's not like you know it!

Posted by Linda Summerton on Apr 10, 2018 4:59:54 PM

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with Kathy and Alexi. Gone are the days of mashed veges dished out with an ice cream scoop - their meals are delicious! Did you know each Meals on Wheels is a separate entity, so meals can vary from one to another.

The St. Lucia team take great pride in planning, preparing and delivering fresh, wholesome and delicious home cooked meals to their clients - served hot and ready to eat.  In addition to this
they provide perhaps the most important ingredient - a friendly hello and check in for the people they serve. 

 What an innovative and forward thinking organisation, who are changing the perception of what it means to have Meals on Wheels.  With a strong focus on 'quality and consistency' they have a varied menu with something that will please everyone. 

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Topics: Nutrition, Food Delivery Services, Online Booking, Brisbane Inner City

Changing Home Care Providers - What do you need to do?

Posted by Janet Gibbins on Apr 3, 2018 6:39:54 PM

As the face of the Australian home care industry has begun to change. If you’ve caught wind of this, you might have found yourself asking for yourself asking (or on behalf of an elderly friend or relative ) “am I getting the best care package for my money?” or "what hours of support does it qualify them/me for?"  Depending on your provider this can vary! 

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Topics: Aged Care, In Home Care, Consumer Directed Care, Private In home Care Providers, Organising Care in Home Australia, CDC, Home Care Pacakges,, Care Australia

Mobility Scooters - 5 Things you need to consider !

Posted by Linda Summerton on Apr 3, 2018 5:37:01 PM

1: MAKE SURE A SCOOTER IS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU. 

Mobility scooters are great for getting around - but they are not suitable for everyone. Operating a scooter requires some strength and skill. You need to take into account your ability/skill in - sight, co-ordination, strength, balance, and being able to concentrate for long periods of time. The best way to be sure a scooter is right for you is to be assessed by your GP or an Occupational Therapist before you buy.

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Topics: Disability Care, safety at home, mobility, Senior Self Help

Professional Boundaries between you and your worker

Posted by Linda Summerton on Mar 13, 2018 6:28:00 AM



All formal working relationships need rapport and trust to function well. This is particularly relevant to the relationship between an individual and the person/s who are employed to provide them with home care – carers or support workers. It is certainly important that the carer makes sure client’s feel at ease with approaching and relating to them – but it is equally important that the lines don’t become blurred.  

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Topics: Sunshine Coast, Professional Boundaries, Noosa, Caloundra, Disability Care, Aged Care, Home Help, Home Care, Staffing, Blog, Hiring, Care Workers,

Happy New Year from the Team at Advanced Care Australia !

Posted by Janet Gibbins on Dec 31, 2017 11:39:08 AM

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Topics: New Year

Ageing & frailty doesnt mean the end of life as we know it!

Posted by Janet Gibbins on Dec 29, 2017 1:47:21 PM

Did you visit an elderly loved one at home this festive season?

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Topics: Aged Care, Home Care Packages

Christmas & New Year Office Closure Advice

Posted by Janet Gibbins on Dec 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM


 

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Topics: Holidays, Respite Care Services, Office Closure, Christmas

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