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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

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

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,

Why a Low Cost In 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

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

Organising Home Care for your Parents

Posted by Linda Summerton on Aug 31, 2016 12:00:00 PM

 

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Topics: Aged Care, Home Care

In Home Care is it a viable alternative to a nursing home

Posted by Linda Summerton on Aug 24, 2016 2:13:39 PM

While nursing homes offer numerous advantages for the support needs of the frail, the elderly and the terminally ill in terms of expertise and availability of help twenty fours hours per day, it is not always the best option for each person, and in homecare should be considered as an alternative first. The decision to stay at home versus the move to a formal care facility is a personal one - each case should be considered individually, as what is right for one person can be very wrong for another.

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Topics: Sunshine Coast, Professional Boundaries, Noosa, Caloundra, Aged Care, Home Care, Nursing Home, In 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

Organising Home Care for your Parents - Why You Should NOT Feel Guilty

Posted by Linda Summerton on Feb 25, 2016 12:32:56 PM

 

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Topics: Aged Care, Home Care

How to choose the right aged care home for relatives or loved ones

Posted by Linda Summerton on Feb 11, 2016 4:28:05 PM

Finding an aged care home is a time consuming and often stressful experience and often - is not considered until there is an urgent need and time is of the essence.  If at all possible don’t wait until it reaches crisis point – the sooner you can start planning and researching suitable facilities – for yourself or elderly loved ones – the less stressful it will be when the time comes to make the move to an aged care home.

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Topics: Aged Care, Home Care

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