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Linda Summerton gains admission to the prestigious ‘Advanced Leadership Program’

CONGRATULATIONS! She did it! Another feather in our Managing Director/CEO’s cap. Great work Linda along with running a very busy company. How do you think this will assist you in your role with Advanced Care? “The course has equipped me with an invaluable set of skills and knowledge on both a personal – and a professional level, and I am very excited about what this will mean for Advanced Care. Whilst I am immensely proud of what we have achieved over our 15 years in business, our focus now needs to be on progressing our company to the next level…

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Health Professional Radio Network

ACA Founder speaking with the Health Professional Radio Network – “A personal account of navigating support services” Segment Overview: In this segment, Linda Summerton, the Managing Director of Advanced Care Australia joins the program to promote her company and the exceptional services that they offer. Advanced Care Australia is Sunshine Coast’s premier Disability and Aged Care Support agency. She states that the one thing that sets her company apart from other home care agencies is that their staff are matched in skill set and personality type to their clients in order ensure the best fit possible. Interview Transcript Tabetha Moreto: Hello…

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Professional Boundaries between you and your worker

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. This relationship between an individual and their carer, should never come at the expense of maintaining clear professional boundaries.  Successful and ethical working relationships are based on a clear understanding of what…

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Careers of the Future

WHATS HAPPENING IN THE INDUSTRY? Looking for a new or future career or just starting out in the workforce? You might want to consider the biggest and fastest growing industry in the country – health and community services. There are major changes on the way with the start of the NDIS for people with a disability, and consumer directed care for the elderly. In addition to this the government’s push to keep people in their own homes rather than providing support services in an aged care facility means the home and community care sector is facing massive growth – which…

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Thinking of Hiring your Own Care Staff?

In the words of the late & very great David Bowie – ch ch ch ch anges….. The world of home care is changing – with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme for people with a Disability, and Consumer Directed Care for the elderly. The world of self directed services are not too far away… unlike One Direction!  Both of these provide people with much more flexibility about who, when and how their care services are delivered. Perhaps one of the most exciting possibilities is the opportunity for the person receiving support to hire their own support workers. In…

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