Dementia Care in Taree
Dementia Caring provides personalised dementia support services in Taree and other suburbs on the mid north coast of New South Wales.
Our service is:
local – we offer dementia support in Taree from professionals who are local to the area, understand your needs, and can connect you with community programs and a local care network. Being local means we can provide flexible support services at a time that suits your schedule.
personal – we take the time to get to know you and your family, so you always feel comfortable with our quality care. We believe care is about the individual, and put them at the centre of their plan.
genuine care – we are passionate about providing dementia support that meets the highest standards. To deliver excellent care, we stay up to date with our training, and are across the latest in best practice dementia care.
experienced – Specialising in dementia care in the home, our dedicated staff team of care and health professionals and can help your family and loved ones understand the impact of dementia, and answer any questions they may have.
Our wide range of services include:
- Domestic assistance and help with daily activities
- Help with laundry and household tasks
- Personal care (e.g. help with showering, toileting, getting dressed, grooming)
- Transport to appointments and activities
- Medication management
- Nursing services and clinical care at home
- Nutrition and meal preparation
- Dementia therapies, such as music therapy, art therapy and reminiscence therapy
- Home modifications and independent living equipment
- Social engagement, day activities and outings
- 24/7-hour support and continual care
- Complex dementia care
- Assistance with eating
- Exercise and mental health care
- Wellbeing activities
- Allied health care services (e.g. physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy)
- Basic care and Long-term care
The Dementia Caring Taree team is made up of care and health professionals who are highly experienced at delivering dementia care at home. Whether it’s household assistance or personal care, our dedicated staff pay attention to every detail, ensuring our care is of the highest standards. As an aged care provider, we’re proud to be locals who are passionate about helping people in the community.
Dementia Therapies in Taree
Dementia Caring provides locally run therapy programs in Taree, to support people at each stage of dementia. All of our evidence-based programs are fun and inspiring, and incorporate proven techniques that enhance quality of life for all. They are available as part of your in home dementia care service.
Music and Memories Therapy uses music to stimulate the mind and senses. We select music that is meaningful to participants, helping them engage with cherished memories.
Reminiscence Therapy uses soft music, photos, sight and sound to connect with memories that dwell in parts of the brain that are still functioning.
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.
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.
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.
What is dementia home care?
If you or a loved one is living with dementia, you may need extra help around the home so you can continue living independently. Sometimes, this may mean organising a professional carer to provide support, on top of the care you receive from family and friends.
The Australian Government offers in home dementia care to eligible people at a subsidised cost. This could include help with the housework, personal care services, help with taking medication, nursing services, meals and nutrition, or modifications to make your home easier to live in. It can also include respite care, so your family members and loved ones can take a break from their caring responsibilities.
How do I apply for dementia home care?
To apply for government-funded dementia home care, you can start by visiting the My Aged Care website or by calling 1800 200 422. My Aged Care is the starting point of your dementia care journey, where you can learn about different types of aged care services available to you such as home care and residential care, aged care costs, and apply for an assessment to determine your eligibility for a Home Care Package.
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.
Looking for dementia carer support in Taree? Get in touch for your free consultation. We’d love to meet you.