Following the life journey of on older person living with dementia and being able to anticipate their needs is something of a speciality and Anglicare has this capability.
A dedicated group of staff including researchers, clinicians, support staff, subject matter experts, lifestyle consultants, chaplains, managers and care workers, work together to identify important services ensuring residents and their families have a well-supported and seamless journey of care. Depending on your circumstances, you may require none, some or all of the services available – you are unique and we are ready to respond to your individual needs with respect, dignity and inclusion.
Not content with only providing the best care and services possible, the aim of our research is to also find ways to delay, or even prevent, dementia. The research we conduct focuses on finding solutions which places us in the unique position of readily translating research into clinical practice – a process that can take years. This ensures that you will have access to excellent dementia care that is current and evidence-based.
Our Rhythm of Life approach to care aims to support you with holistic care that meets your individual needs and encourages independence. It’s also about providing an environment that is supporting. Examples include directional signage to show the way, invitational signage to encourage activity, individual schedules based on your ‘rhythm’, and photos on the wall to evoke memories. It is not about you fitting in with our schedule, but about our schedules supporting you to live the way you want to live.
One of our most successful RoL programs has been ‘Evoke’ which uses the power of music to lift moods, counter depression and evoke memories. Do you like classical music? Or perhaps your preference is jazz or big band style. Whatever your liking we will work with you and your family to build a customised playlist to remind you of significant moments throughout your life. We have had the joy of seeing uncommunicative residents come to life, respond positively and even start singing.