Dementia Caring provides compassionate dementia care services in Perth.
Our highly trained carers and health professionals are specially trained to provide best practice dementia home care. As we are locally based around different suburbs in Perth, we can provide our services at a time that is convenient for you, and be flexible to your needs.
Our services include:
A person-centred focus
We are passionate about putting people at the centre of their care. Our techniques and approach gives each person dignity and choice, so you never feel like ‘just another job’ but a person who is cared for and truly valued.
Locally based carers
We have teams of highly experienced and trained carers who are local to your area. If you are looking for dementia care services in Perth, we can provide flexible care that is convenient and matched to your needs.
Help around the home
If you are struggling with everyday tasks such as cooking, cleaning, shopping and doing the laundry, we can give you a hand. Our carers will help you keep your home safe and tidy, so you can live independently with peace of mind.
Dementia specific care
When it comes to specialist dementia care, we are fully trained and up to date with the latest research, approaches and techniques. You can rest assured that you are receiving care that is in line with best practice in Australia and globally.
In home dementia care in Australia
One way to access affordable dementia care in your home is by applying for a Home Care Package from My Aged Care.
A Home Care Package is a coordinated set of care services that are provided for you at home. They include help with things like transport, keeping your home clean, doing the laundry, cooking or exercise classes with other seniors. Home Care Packages are subsidised by the Australian government to make them more affordable for seniors.
If you have been diagnosed with dementia and it significantly impacts your daily living, you may be eligible to receive a Home Care Package. You must be over 60 years old (over 50 for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people).
As a registered Home Care Package provider based in Perth Dementia Caring provides dementia care at home to help you enjoy quality of life and stay connected to your community.
This can include assistance with:
- Personal care tasks such as getting dressed and bathing
- Help with housework tasks such as cleaning and laundry
- Cooking assistance, help with shopping, meal preparation and planning
- Transport to get you out and about the community
- Social engagement opportunities such as seniors groups and classes
- Allied health therapy such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and dietetics
- 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
- Mobility equipment and independent living aids
Dementia Caring provides locally run therapy programs in Perth, 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 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 do I apply for government funding for dementia care?
You can apply for government funded dementia home care services through My Aged Care by either visiting the website or calling 1800 200 422.
My Aged Care is the starting point of your aged care journey where you can learn about different types of aged care, get assessed and apply for a Home Care Package. If you need any help along the way, please give us a call. We’re more than happy to assist you.
If you have younger onset dementia and are not yet 60 years old, you can apply for government funding for dementia care at home through the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme). You can find out more about this process on the NDIS website.
Can I receive respite dementia care?
Yes, we provide respite care for people who are living with dementia so carers can take a break. This type of care can be for a couple of hours a week, or longer if you need to travel.
Our support workers are trained in home care for elderly with dementia, and treat each clients as valued individuals, giving everybody peace of mind.
Is 24 hour dementia care available?
We provide 24 hour dementia care at home for people with complex needs, to support them and their families. To discuss your particular needs and circumstances, please get in touch for a free consultation. We provide dementia support services in Perth to cover every stage.