Dementia Caring provides high quality home care for people living with dementia in Adelaide.
Our locally-based healthcare professionals and dementia carers have expertise in dementia support, and stay up to date with the latest practices and therapies. We cover a wide range of suburbs in the Adelaide area, and provide our services in the comfort of your own home.
The benefits of our services include:
Improved quality of life
We believe receiving care in your own home, rather than a facility, creates a better environment for maintaining quality of life. Our professional carers can give you the support you need to live life to the full.
Dementia Care expertise
Our care teams are trained to provide best practice specialist dementia care. We understand the condition and its symptoms well, and use techniques designed to promote independence and choice.
Care from the heart
We don’t treat each person as a job, but an individual to be valued. Our carers, case managers, support coordinators and health professionals deliver compassionate, person-centred care that is from the heart.
Government funded services
We are a registered provider of Home Care Packages and the NDIS for people living with Younger Onset Dementia. We can help you use your funding to receive the right type of care for your needs.
Allied health therapies
From physiotherapy and dietetics to exercise physiology, podiatry and occupational therapy, we can help you access the best allied health professionals to help you stay healthy and mobile.
If you are looking for dementia care services in Adelaide, please get in touch for a FREE consultation.
Home Care Packages for dementia care in Australia
A Home Care Package is one of the ways you can access affordable dementia home care services in your own home. This package is subsidised by the government, and coordinates different services to help you with everyday tasks such as cooking, cleaning, transport or personal care.
If you have been diagnosed with dementia and you are over the age of 60 (or 50 years and older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people), you may be eligible for a Home Care Package. You can apply for one through My Aged Care, or give us a call for assistance. We’re more than happy to help.
As a registered Home Care Package provider based in Adelaide, Dementia Caring provides dementia care at home to help you live independently after your diagnosis.
Our services include:
- Personal care, such as help with toileting, grooming and showering
- Domestic assistance to give you a hand around the home
- Meal preparation, cooking and shopping assistance
- Transport for appointments, social engagements and other outings
- Social groups and opportunities to engage with others in the community
- Occupational therapy and independent living aids to help you stay safe at home
- 24 hour dementia care at home if you or your loved one requires round the clock care
- Complex care for people with complicated medical needs and conditions
- Therapies and skills building to help you stay active, mobile and independent
Dementia Caring provides locally run therapy programs in Adelaide, to support individuals during their journey through each stage of dementia. All of our programs are enjoyable, based on evidence-based research and incorporate techniques that enhance quality of life for participants. There are available as part of your in home dementia care service.
Music and Memory Therapy stimulates the mind and senses through music. We use music that is meaningful to participants to help them connect to past memories and associations. Benefits include being happier and more social, reducing reliance on medication, deepening family relationships and reducing behavioural management issues.
Reminiscence Therapy uses music, photos, sight and sound to reach the memories that dwell in parts of the brain that are functioning. By recapturing the emotions and feelings connected to those memories, therapists help enhance the memory of those with dementia and enable rich connections with the past and present.
‘This is your Life’ storytelling therapy uses a visual diary, similar to a family photo album. It can also can include letters, postcards, certificates and other memorabilia that reminds the individual of people or places they loved, which they have lost connection with as a result of dementia.
Sensory Therapy uses specialised techniques and incorporates Montessori products designed for people with dementia. Montessori childhood approaches can also be beneficial for people with dementia. Therapy is built around the interests and ability of each person, and improves engagement, independence and confidence.
Validation Therapy recognises that rather than trying to bring the person with dementia to our reality, it is more positive and beneficial to enter their reality. This builds empathy, compassion and trust, and creates a sense of security. This therapy reduces anxiety for families and carers and enables effective communication with the person living with dementia.
How much does dementia in-home care cost?
If you are eligible for a Home Care Package, the government subsidises the cost of your care to make it more affordable.
This means that they contribute a certain amount towards your care, while you may be asked to contribute a basic daily fee and income-tested fee, depending on your financial situation. To discuss how much in-home dementia support services in Adelaide might cost, please give us a call for a FREE consultation.
Do you provide bilingual care?
Yes we do – Dementia Caring is a multicultural service provider, which meets the needs of Australians from all different backgrounds. We recognise that culturally appropriate care means being able to speak to someone in your preferred language. For more information about our bilingual home care for elderly with dementia, please get in touch.
Do you provide services for people with younger-onset dementia?
If you are under 65 years of age, living with younger onset dementia, and it significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday tasks, you may be eligible for support through the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme).
The NDIS is a government program that provides funding for people with a permanent and significant disability. It can help you receive dementia home care so you can continue living independently at home, connect you to other dementia services, and help you put in place the supports you need to achieve your goals.
For more information about our NDIS services, please give us a call for a FREE consultation.