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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

Why a Low Cost Home Care Provider may NOT be the best option

Posted by Linda Summerton on Nov 3, 2017 5:19:26 PM

 

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Topics: Aged Care, Home Care, Nursing Home, In Home Care, Respite

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 worker

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, Blog, Hiring, Care Workers,

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

Home Care Packages

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, Consumer Directed Care, CDC, Home Care Pacakges,, My Aged Care, Changes