Founded by sisters Linda Summerton and Janet Gibbins in 2003, Advanced Care Australia’s objective is to enhance our clients’ independence and quality of life.
The company was born out of the sisters’ experience when their father was terminally ill. As he was keen to stay at home, they looked in vain for an organisation which could provide support to enable this and offer a flexible service which adapted to the family’s changing needs.
Frustrated by their experience, they began Advanced Care Australia to provide flexible, responsive in-home support.
Why Choose Us?
We work 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Advanced Care Australia are Sunshine Coast locals, serving our local community & beyond.
We are the Coast’s premier Disability and Aged Care Support agency.
We pride ourselves on providing a tailored, individualised solution for our clients’ needs. So you tell us what you need and at what time you need it.
Advanced Care Australia is highly responsive so no matter how small or big your requirements are, or how short the time frame – call us! Whether it be assistance for two hours to immediate, round the clock care, we can help.
Advanced Care Australia’s staff are motivated and skilled support workers, with a passion for providing a high quality service to clients and their families. We place a strong focus on the nurturing and development of individual staff members. All staff have been screened including federal police checks, and have appropriate qualifications to meet our clients’ needs. Staff are fully insured for Workcover, Public Liability and Professional Indemnity.
Our fantastic support staff & operational team are matched in skill set and personality type to our clients,
to ensure the best fit possible. We are committed to building long-term relationships between staff and clients to ensure consistency and familiarity.
We currently provide support to a varied range of clients from the aged and frail, to very young children, adults with physical & or intellectual disabilities. We also employ local experienced coordinators and employ the latest in technology/software to assist us in delivering support.
Here are just some of the mandatory qualifications you can expect our staff to hold:
- Minimum Qualification - Certificate 111 in Aged Care/ Individual Support
- First Aid and CPR
- Safe Manual Handling
- Experience in all aspects of Personal Care / Meal Preparation / Transporting
- Specialist Skills / Qualifications – Palliative Care / Mental Health / Dementia Care /Behavior Management / Bowel Therapy
- Screening – Australian Federal Police Check / Blue Card (Working with Young People) / Positive Notice Card (Working with People with a Disability)
- We also have staff that hold qualifications in various levels of Challenging Behaviors Levels 1-4
I have worked for Advanced Care for many years and have greatly appreciated the advantages of working for a family run business. They have always been a pleasure to work for, extremely supportive, very professional and willing to adapt to meet both the needs of their clients and staff.
Leonie Bell (June 2017)
I always wanted to work with a company which recognizes talent, as I want to grow and contribute towards the growth of this company by using my technical and organizational skills. Bearing in mind the growth of Advanced Care in the past 2 years it is an honor for me to work with such an innovative organization. We always have Quick Access to 24 hour Help & Emergency advice if needed.
Christa Eastland (May 2017)
A Word from the Managing Director
"As a Registered Nurse with extensive experience in acute and aged care facilities, I fully appreciate the value of maintaining a person’s quality of life in their home environment. I have a passion for enabling people to remain in their own home with dignity. We make this happen by providing high quality care services, that are client focused, and delivered by motivated and competent staff. Our vision – To be the provider of choice for individuals seeking high quality home support, and an industry leader in the provision of person centred, dynamic, flexible, solution focused services."
Linda Summerton R.N.BScN