About our Carers

Find the Right Carer for Your Loved One

Your loved one is a light in your life. You want to work with a professional who sees their uniqueness and who helps them through their struggles by recognizing their strengths.


As you search for a carer who is an optimal fit for your family member or loved one, it’s important to know you’re drawing from a pool of skilled and experienced pros with the temperament and personality the job requires. At Advanced Disability Management, we’ve spent many hours observing, selecting, training, and equipping the best individuals for this role.


Nothing is more gratifying than watching a carer and client form a connection with one another. As with other relationships, some personalities just click, and both parties immediately hit it off. This is an exciting thing to witness! However, we’ve also seen that all the best carers possess a set of personal qualities that naturally tend to engender this outcome.


At Advanced Disability Management, we’ve cultivated the disability services Cairns families have come to trust. We realize it’s a big ask to invite an outsider into your life. If you’re not fully satisfied with your current care provider, you might consider investigating a new one. In the table below, we’ve distilled the attributes we prioritize in our team members. We recommend partnering with a care provider who leads with these characteristics.

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A great carer should implicitly recognize the personhood and autonomy of your loved one. The carer should embrace the client’s ability and right to independently think and feel. They must always uphold the client’s dignity.


Empathy is paramount. Carers need to be able to put themselves in the shoes of their client and, to some degree, feel what they are feeling in order to help them surmount challenges and productively move through their daily activities. A great carer welcomes this emotional tie.


Many carers will be responsible for ensuring their client eats, drinks, takes medication, and makes and keeps appointments. The side effects of not doing these things can be debilitating. Dependable carers ensure that everything that should be done—is done.


As much as possible, carers should be unfaltering in their work and routines. They must deliver the same level of assistance and support every day. Good structure is part of what allows clients to remain comfortable, healthy, and happy on a daily basis. A carer must be able to facilitate this consistency.


A great carer must have the ability to handle unforeseen situations with confidence, grace, and a sense of calm. They must lead and adjust and adapt without becoming flustered, resentful or stressed.


The physical or mental health of a disabled person can change dramatically in a short space of time. A good carer will pick up on the signs of deterioration early. Decreased appetite, weight loss or gain, increasing confusion, increased irritability—these things can indicate an underlying problem, and a good carer will know never to dismiss them.


It’s about caring, simple as that. The best carers genuinely love what they do and develop an undeniable bond with their clients. This will be evident in the standard of work the carer provides and in the happiness and well-being of the person they are caring for.


A good carer will take the lead on a variety of tasks and remain proactive throughout the workday. They notice all the obvious and non-obvious ways they can assist and are consistently looking out for any other help that may be required around the home.


Carers understand the trust that is placed in them and the immensity of their responsibility. They maintain full integrity in their relationships with clients and their families. By embodying this integrity, they show themselves to be dependable partners in providing compassionate care.