Living with Dementia
Dementia is a progressive disease and symptoms present differently for each individual.
We understand people living with dementia have special needs to manage their challenging behaviours. Our dementia program is designed to support people who experience severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in a secure environment. Our care staff are experienced at working closely with our dementia residents to help manage their behaviours.
We can help with the decision making process and answer your questions
Our care model
Our unique care approach is based on social inclusion, respect and maintaining a sense of dignity and wellbeing while delivering the highest quality care
We respect your right to exercise choice and control over services
We deliver a range of care services to meet the needs of our residents
We promote wellbeing and healthy ageing
We continuously aim to improve the quality of our care
We encourage socially inclusive activities
We provide support for families and carers
We keep our
home clean and odourless
We reinvest in our home to ensure our residents are comfortable
Good food is what we love and nutritious food keeps us healthy
We serve comfort food cooked on-site that our residents enjoy and meets their individual dietary requirements and preferences.
The menu is seasonal with daily variety and choice
Features of our Dementia Care
Specialist Dementia Care
Aggressive, agitative, disinhibitive and anxious behaviour are distressing symptoms of severe dementia and require specialist care. Because each person is different, we are committed to trying different things to find what works and offers relief.
Short-term Accommodation (Respite)
Your loved one will be supported with care and love when you need a change from your usual care arrangements. Approved care recipients are entitled to 63 days of subsidised respite care in a financial year. Short term respite care may be used on a planned or emergency basis.
Personal Care & Assistance in Daily Living
Our friendly and experienced staff are here to provide assistance with everyday living tasks. You can expect to receive help with personal grooming and hygiene, taking your medication as well as other daily life tasks and behaviour support.
Managing challenging behaviour
Our care team will come up with a plan to manage the extreme behaviour. We may need to try different things to find what works for you. We focus on what is in the best interests of the individual living with dementia.
Our Dementia Activities Program includes physical exercise, music and entertainment, sensory experiences, emotional and spiritual support.
Support for Carers
We provide a break from the demands of caring. We will support you in your important role as a carer.
Dementia Day Care
We can provide a safe place to enjoy the company of others and share experiences. At the same time carers get an opportunity to have a break or spend some time pursuing other interests or recreational activities.
When can I start my care?
- Once you have successfully completed an Aged Care Assessment you are eligible to receive respite or permanent care services
How much does it cost?
- The Australian Government pays for most of the costs of your care, however, you will pay a portion of your fees as well as other personal expenses such as medications.
- The Basic Daily Fee applies to all recipients and covers your daily living costs. The fee is currently set at 85 percent of the full single age pension.
- A means-tested care fee is your contribution towards the cost of your care and will be determined once you submit your income and asset assessment form to Centrelink. There are annual and lifetime caps in place to limit the amount of the means-tested care fee you can be asked to pay.
- Accommodation costs, known as a RAD/RAC or DAP/DAC, is specific to the cost of your room. Not everyone is required to pay accommodation costs as they are dependent on your financial situation and level of Government assistance.
- Additional service fees may apply – ask us about what additional services are available.
Offer and Acceptance
- Once we offer you and you accept a place in our home you will be asked to sign a resident agreement. This is a legal document spelling out the services and fees plus your rights and responsibilities.
- We recommend seeking independent financial advice from a recognised aged care financial planner to help you understand the costs and make the right decision.