The Dementia Support Service works with people with cognitive decline and/or dementia, their families, and/or carers in the community.
The service provides specialised and practical support as part of a multidisciplinary team, including nursing and occupational therapy, and refers to other medical specialists and allied health as necessary.
The Dementia Support Service provides:
- Comprehensive assessment of physical, social and emotional wellbeing;
- A collaborative approach to develop a care plan with a focus on strengths, independence and interests;
- Assist client, family and/or carer understand their condition;
- Provide practical strategies on how to live well with Dementia;
- Assistance and navigation of a range of support options available in the community;
- Advice on managing and minimising behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. For example; wandering, anxiety, aggression;
- Advice on managing continence, safety around the home, community, and general health;
- Education through individual and group sessions;
- Transition to other services and supports in your community;
- Help a person to plan for the future in relation to driving, legal matters, employment, medical care and care arrangements.
- Ongoing monitoring depending on need;
- 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: myagedcare.gov.au/help-at-home/commonwealth-home-support-programme
- People living in the City of Kingston and City of Bayside (out of area referrals will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
Referrals are received via My Aged Care, please call 1800 200 422 to register or request a referral into a CBCHS.
This needs to be done via My Aged Care website: https://www.myagedcare.gov.au
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