The dementia nursing service aims to assist people with cognitive decline and/or dementia to remain living independently at home.
We focus on wellness, reablement, and restorative care approaches and support processes for advanced care planning. The service works as part of a multidisciplinary team which includes specialist medical and allied health services providing coordinated care.
The Dementia Nursing Service provides:
- Comprehensive assessment of physical, social and emotional wellbeing.
- A team working with you to develop a care plan with a focus on strengths, independence and interests.
- Assistance and support to link to a range of services.
- Transition to other services and supports in your community.
- Ongoing monitoring depending on need.
Services for carers include:
- Advice on managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.
- Advice on managing continence, safety around the home, community and general health.
- Education through individual and group sessions.
- Referral to other services as required.
Who can use the service?
- People who have cognitive decline and/or dementia
- People who are eligible for a Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP). For more information, visit the My Aged Care website: www.myagedcare.gov.au/help-at-home/commonwealth-home-support-programme
- People living in the City of Kingston (out of area referrals will be considered on a case-by-case basis)