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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

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,

Professional Boundaries between you and your carer

Posted by Linda Summerton on Oct 8, 2016 7:44:49 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

Professional Boundaries between you and your carer

Posted by Linda Summerton on Feb 28, 2016 8:30:00 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

Professional Boundaries between you and your carer

Posted by Linda Summerton on Dec 10, 2015 2:36:34 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

5 Respite Care Options to give the carer a short or regular break..

Posted by Linda Summerton on Dec 3, 2015 10:35:00 AM

If you look at the definition of respite it says : a short period of time when you are able to stop doing something that is difficult or unpleasant ... most people think of respite in terms of a carer taking a break. If you care for another person either temporarily or on a permanent basis you have probably heard the term respite care used to describe ways you can take a break from your caring role. Caring for someone is a very rewarding experience in many ways but it can also be overwhelming, frustrating and exhausting. Many research projects have provided proof of what we already know - that if you care for another person you still need to care for yourself - and that means having a break now and then.

Taking a short break from the carer role is not only deserved - its absolutely essential to making sure you can carry on being a carer.

So how can you take a short break? What is respite care and where do you find it ?

There are a number of services available to provide carers with a break or respite. Essentially it is having someone else look after your loved one while you have some time out. The options available vary in cost and how / where they take place.

Respite Care Option #1 - Informal Support

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Topics: Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Disability Care, Aged Care, Home Care

Knowing Your Medications

Posted by Linda Summerton on Nov 7, 2014 12:20:11 PM

Why it is it important.  

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

5 Respite Care Options to give carer a short break or regular break

Posted by Linda Summerton on Dec 4, 2013 12:00:00 PM

If you look at the definition of respite it says : a short period of time when you are able to stop doing something that is difficult or unpleasant ... most people think of respite in terms of a carer taking a break. If you care for another person either temporarily or on a permanent basis you have probably heard the term respite care used to describe ways you can take a break from your caring role. Caring for someone is a very rewarding experience in many ways but it can also be overwhelming, frustrating and exhausting. Many research projects have provided proof of what we already know - that if you care for another person you still need to care for yourself - and that means having a break now and then.

Taking a short break from the carer role is not only deserved - its absolutely essential to making sure you can carry on being a carer.

So how can you take a short break? What is respite care and where do you find it ?

There are a number of services available to provide carers with a break or respite. Essentially it is having someone else look after your loved one while you have some time out. The options available vary in cost and how / where they take place.

Respite Care Option #1 - Informal Support

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Topics: Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Disability Care, Aged Care, Home Care

Discussing Homecare With Parents: Tips to Approach the Subject

Posted by Linda Summerton on Oct 22, 2013 10:50:00 AM

Growing Older Doesn't Have to Be Scary:

But quite frankly it is. Losing the ability to care for oneself can not only be a risk to personal safety, but is difficult to come to terms with mentally and  emotionally. Often its left to the children to broach the subject of mum and or Dad needing homecare, - this can be a daunting prospect but can be made easier and more effective by careful research and planning. 

Whilst as children we can find it difficult to discuss with our parents - remember that this is a bigger transition for them, a major life change. Loss of independence is a grieving process, it will take time and support from loved ones for them to accept that they need help. They are going to feel a little abandoned if family have been assisting them, and now they are faced with having 'strangers' provide their care, or if family members are moving away.  It is important to keep them included in the family life and provide them lots of support and affection when they transition to being supported by homecare.

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Topics: Sunshine Coast, Disability Care, Aged Care, Home Care, Disability Support

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