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

Posted by Janet Gibbins on Jul 21, 2017 7:13:03 AM

Over the past few months, 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

Professional Boundaries between you and your carer

Posted by Linda Summerton on May 17, 2017 4:26:16 PM



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

How to overcome apprehension about having care at home

Posted by Linda Summerton on May 1, 2017 1:31:19 PM

 

A lot of people find it very stressful to acknowledge that they need the assistance, and then taking the next step in acutally allowing carers through the door can be very daunting. So how can you help your parents / loved ones to come to terms with having in home support ? how do you help them adjust ?

When someone first needs care they are usually dealing with loss; loss of independence to some degree, it could be a physical or mental loss of capacity or they just see needing help as a sign of weakness.

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Topics: Aged Care, Home Help

Steps to consider when choosing or changing Aged Care Providers

Posted by Linda Summerton on Apr 26, 2017 3:23:49 PM

Client Directed Care?
what does this mean for you or your loved ones? 

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Topics: Aged Care, Quality Certification, Staffing, Accessibility of Management, CDC, Home Care Pacakges,, My Aged Care, Changes

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

Posted by Janet Gibbins on Apr 4, 2017 6:01:12 PM

Over the past few months, 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

Consumer Directed Care/ Advanced Care Australia Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Sydney & surrounds

Posted by Linda Summerton on Feb 26, 2017 5:31:17 PM

Home CAre packages via consumer Directed Care packages
what does this mean for you or your loved ones? 

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Topics: Aged Care, Quality Certification, Staffing, Accessibility of Management, CDC, Home Care Pacakges,, My Aged Care, Changes

Home alone - is my elderly mum or dad ok?

Posted by Linda Summerton on Jan 14, 2017 8:39:27 AM


Leslie helped 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. She is a Purchasing Manager looking forward to travel with her husband Arthur at retirement. But, now Leslie worries about mum and dad being home alone without home care services!

What she sees -

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Topics: Sunshine Coast, Aged Care, Checklist, Home Care

Christmas Office Closure Advice 2016/2017

Posted by Janet Gibbins on Dec 12, 2016 3:10:51 PM


 

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

ACA Managing Director gains admission to the prestigious 'Advanced Leadership Program' 

Posted by Janet Gibbins on Nov 25, 2016 11:28:52 AM

We are very proud to share this news for both Linda, and Advanced Care Australia. This program was created to readically develop Australia's executive talent pool, the program is enabling the advancement of elite women across all secotrs and industries. During a career-defining12 month journey, participants accelerate their own career potential and become part of an exclusive cohort of exceptional female leaders.

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Topics: Media Release

HELP - ? How Do I Organise Home Care for My Parents

Posted by Linda Summerton on Oct 25, 2016 1:24:59 PM

 

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Topics: Home Help, Senior Self Help, Aged Care Assessment, Organising Care in Home Australia

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