Do you want to stay in your home but find it more difficult to do? Are tasks that were once routine now challenging and taking longer? Are you having difficulty remembering where things are or how to do things? Perhaps you are caring for someone living with dementia and each day is becoming more challenging?
Dementia can impact people in many ways and sometimes their behaviour can be confusing or even challenging for the people supporting them. As a family member or caregiver, you may experience a wide range of feelings for the person you care for from joy, love and compassion to sadness, grief, frustration, and anxiety about the future. You are not alone and we can support you.
The care available to you at home is underpinned by our Rhythm of Life principles. The aim is to provide support and holistic care that meets the needs of each person and encourages independence. It’s not about working to a schedule but listening to what the person living with dementia needs each day and supporting them to live the life they want to live.
We believe that everyone is infinitely valuable and deserves to live with high self-esteem and dignity, be respected, have a meaningful place in their community and a chance to make meaningful contributions to society. We also believe that everyone should be active participants in their own care. For these reasons, the focus is on ability and encouragement to adopt reablement strategies to support independence and, in turn, meaning and purpose.
Anglicare offers support services for family members/ caregivers by way of support groups, education and training sessions about dementia. Also, home visits where individual assessment and support strategies for the person living with dementia can be developed that assist the person to live independently.
With our team of dementia specialists, dementia trained care/lifestyle workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and registered nurses, you can rest assured that you will receive the full spectrum of dementia care needs, at home.