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Discussing home care options with your ageing parents?

Posted by Linda Summerton on Dec 20, 2018 7:00:00 PM

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 it 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 home care, - this can be a daunting prospect but can be made more comfortable and more effective by careful research and planning.

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Topics: Aged Care, Home Care, Disability Support, Elder Care, #amazingsupport, #myagedcare, #assistedliving, #homecareproviders, #assistance, #clientdirectedcare, #family, #care, #homecarepackages

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

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

Top 10 Disability Support Apps/Software for people with a disability

Posted by Linda Summerton on Sep 20, 2013 1:14:00 PM

The wide range of apps available for iPhone, iPad and android devices are proving highly effective in overcoming some the day to day challenges faced by people with a disability. This affordable technology is great disability assistance which is being utilized by people of all ages and all levels of ability to overcome difficulties and maintain independence in areas of communication, medication management, managing medical conditions, assisting the vision and hearing impaired, and many more. Most of the apps are reasonably priced – and there are a number of very useful apps available for free.

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

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