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dementia nursing service
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

Make an enquiry

For enquiries, please give us a call