The term 'dementia' does not refer to any specific condition; it is an umbrella term that refers to the symptoms of various neurological conditions including Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. People with dementia may experience gradual changes to their memory, personality and behaviour.
Understanding dementia care options can be a confusing and slightly daunting process for those in need of care, as well as their families and loved ones. People are often unsure of what services are available, who provides these services and which options are right for them.
How Blue Care can help
Our low care and high care residential facilities
provide care that caters for the special needs of those with dementia. Staff at all our facilities are trained in early recognition of dementia and in the development of care plans to enhance residents' quality of life. Our special care units focus on achieving the best possible lifestyle and health outcomes for our residents.
Our community care options provide in-home care
and support for people with dementia and their families and loved ones through Community Aged Care Packages (CACPs), Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH) packages and Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia (EACH D) packages. These packages are individually-tailored to suit client needs with EACH D providing input from qualified nurses. Clients may also access allied health services as required including physiotherapy and podiatry.
We also provide respite care
for people who care for someone with dementia. Respite care provides carers with a much deserved break, reassured that the person they care for is being well looked after while they are away from them. Cottage overnight emergency accommodation is available in some areas.
To find out more about how we can help you cope with dementia, please contact us.
The Department of Health and Ageing website provides comprehensive background information about dementia.