During a recent client visit, I spoke to Sandy, a family member of one of our clients. She shared with me her recent experience seeking dementia support services after finding out her mother had been diagnosed with early onset dementia.

“I had in mind what extra help I needed for mum. But when I explored further, I realised that I didn’t have to organise it all on my own. I found a range of Dementia support services available that will really make a meaningful difference to mum’s quality of life. The relief was enormous, I didn’t feel so alone”.

Across Australia, our dementia support services are there to help our clients, their family and close friends. We understand each client has different needs at different stages. So, we provide the highest quality of customised care through our unique dementia training program.

Our qualified CAREGivers offer many types of dementia support services. These include:

  • Engaging in meaningful mind-stimulating activities.
  • Ensuring our clients maintain daily activities such as showering and dressing, meals, laundry and house cleaning.
  • Creating social interactions
  • Managing changing behaviours
  • Supporting and assisting the family

We also provide assistance with enhancing and restoring the simple pleasures in life, such as a walk in the park, a ride in the car or spending time in the garden. We aim to help our clients maintain a meaningful and active life.

To learn more about dementia, download our Dementia Resource Guide for Families and Carers, visit the Alzheimer’s Australia website. Also available for more information and guidance is the National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500.

For those carers of people with dementia whose behaviour is having an impact on their care, get in contact with the Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service on 1800 699 799 or go to www.dbmas.org.au

To book in for a free care consultation with Home Instead, contact us today to see how we can help.