Dementia Care Canberra

Dementia Care Canberra

Dementia Care Canberra

Dementia Caring provides specialised home care for people living with dementia.

As a locally-based team, our services cover Canberra and its surrounding suburbs. We offer dementia support for people at all stages of the illness, including:

  • domestic assistance (e.g. help with housework, laundry and cleaning)
  • personal care (e.g. help with showering and grooming)
  • cooking and meal preparation for good nutrition
  • shopping assistance
  • transport to medical appointments and social engagements
  • medication management
  • clinical care in the home environment
  • allied health therapy (e.g. physiotherapy, occupational therapy)
  • social engagement activities and companionship
  • rehabilitation services and help with regaining life skills
  • help with home maintenance and gardening
  • assistance with home modifications
  • mobility equipment (e.g. walkers, lift chairs, pressure care mattresses)
  • 24 hour dementia care at home
  • respite care when your loved one or carer needs a break
  • assistance with safe exercise and mental wellbeing

Who we are

Dementia Caring is dedicated to compassionate care that treats each person as an individual. We believe our customers come first, and do all we can to give people living with dementia dignity, purpose and choice over their care.

We also pride ourselves in providing exceptional dementia care services for Canberra residents based on best practice therapies. Our team – all highly-trained locals – truly care about the people they care for. We stay up to date with the latest research and are passionate about providing high quality service to our customers.

Are you looking for Canberra dementia support services funded by the government? Dementia Caring is a Home Care Package and NDIS provider. Please get in touch to find out how we can help you make the most of your package.

Below are some common questions you may have about dementia care:

How much does dementia home care cost?
Can I switch from my current care provider?
Do you provide specialist dementia care?
Do you provide care in other locations?
Do you offer respite services?

How much does dementia home care services cost?

If you are over the age of 65, you may be eligible for government-funded home care services. This means that instead of paying for all your services, the Australian government will subsidise the cost of home care for you, through a Home Care Package. This payment is made directly to your provider, who you choose when you receive your Home Care Package. This makes it much more affordable for you to receive the in home care you need.

The amount of support you are funded for depends on the Home Care Package level you are eligible for. This is based on an assessment which determines your needs, and the type of support that will help you live independently.

You will be asked to make a contribution towards your care through three types of fees: a basic daily fee and an income-tested care fee, and any additional fees charged by your care provider. You do not necessarily have to pay all  these fees, as it depends on your financial situation and the provider you choose.

To find out more about how to apply for a Home Care Package so you can receive dementia care at home, visit the government’s My Aged Care website. If you would like assistance or English is your second language, give us a call on 1300 792 691 for guidance. We’re happy to help.

Can I switch from my current care provider?

Yes, you can. To find out more about transferring in home dementia care providers, get in touch with our team today. We’ll talk you through the whole process and ensure a smooth transition of your plan, so you can get started as soon as possible.

Do you provide specialist dementia care?

Dementia home care services work best when your team has a thorough understanding of dementia, and how to best manage its symptoms. Having a knowledgeable dementia carer can make all the difference in the quality of care you receive. It can also enable you to enjoy life, and live independently at home for as long as possible.

Our team of health professionals, coordinators and carers are experienced at providing support that meets the needs of people living with dementia – at all stages of the disease. We are committed to best practice, so you can feel confident that our support is informed by the latest research and approaches.

Our highly individualised philosophy of care also means that our customers receive care that  meets their needs. We are also flexible, so we will adapt our services to suit your circumstances as the illness progresses.

We are also on hand to provide advice, guidance and encouragement to family members who are supporting their loved one.

Do you provide care in other locations?

Yes, we do. Our teams provide dementia care around Australia, from Canberra to parts of NSW, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia – in both metropolitan and regional cities. To find out if we provide home care for elderly with dementia in your local area, please get in touch.

Do you offer respite services?

Respite care is when someone – usually a care professional – takes care of your loved one temporarily, to give you a break from your caring responsibilities. It is a good opportunity for you to attend appointments, care for yourself, meet other responsibilities or have a much needed break.

Dementia Caring provides reliable respite care, when you need it. Our highly experienced carers can step in and provide support for a couple of hours, at a regular time each week, or for a couple of days if you are going on holidays. We are flexible to your schedule, and adapt our services to suit your circumstances.

At Dementia Caring, we focus on providing choice and a good experience for the people we care for, so you can feel confident that your loved one is in good hands.

Are you looking for in home dementia support services in Canberra? We’re more than happy to help. Please get in touch to organise a free consultation with one of our experts.

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