The idea of moving to an aged care facility after a diagnosis of dementia can be daunting, and is often not the best choice. We know that most families prefer to keep loved ones living with dementia at home. Unfortunately, not every family is equipped to provide the level of care needed, whether due to lack of confidence/experience or other commitments. That’s why we provide services supporting those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, ensuring that you can safely live in the comfort of your own home.
Our specialised dementia care services are designed to give our clients all the support that they need to stay in their own home and live to the fullest. Dementia can affect people differently, meaning that a standard dementia care plan may not entirely suit the needs of clients. Taking a person-centred approach to dementia caring, we provide tailored support that addresses your unique situation and improves the quality of life of our clients.
Although there are many support services out there, the quality varies depending on their care worker force and larger management team. We only hire the best registered nurses in Melbourne and take on a unique caring approach that allows us to provide the excellent support you deserve
"Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. It is not one specific disease. Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Brain function is affected enough to interfere with the person’s normal social or working life."
Although the most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, accounting for around 60% of cases, there are many types of dementia – in fact, there are over 100 diseases that can cause dementia.
In general, those living with dementia will likely experience three phases: Early Dementia, Moderate Dementia, and Advanced Dementia. The first stage can often be missed by friends and family members, as it is easier to cover up. A person may be experiencing some memory loss, but otherwise function fine. As the dementia progresses, however, they may experience more psychological symptoms such as becoming confused regarding the time or place, getting lost if in unfamiliar surroundings, forgetting recent events and things like food on the stove, and become frustrated or distressed.
People at the last stage will require a great deal of specialised care, whether by a family member or a support service. They are limited in their decision making and often unable to fully care for themselves on an everyday basis. At this point, you many want to consider consulting aged care services that specialise in dementia, such as Endeavor In Home Care.
If you need more information about dementia care options, feel free to reach out to our team. We aim to provide timely and helpful advice to our clients and their family so that they can make the best decision.
We help our clients with daily living, providing a stress-free and safe home environment. Our care workers look after your safety even in situations of sundowning, confusion or anxiety. We ensure that your routine is as normal and stimulating as possible with nutritious meals, personal and home cleaning, and engaging in your favourite hobbies.
Having an extremely attentive care worker also reduces the risk of falls and injury, helping avoid a stressful hospital stay.
Ensuring that our clients have access to the emotional support from friends and community engagement is vital to their wellbeing. That’s why we do our best to facilitate social interaction and involvement, arranging transport and everything you need to stay engage in community life. Our carers are also specifically paired with our clients to provide companionship and support.
Our registered and enrolled nurses will be able to work with your doctors to ensure that your health is taken care of. We can provide health monitoring, medication support, wound care, and more. We also provide palliative care, ensuring that you are comfortable in your home during the last period of your life.
If primary or family carers require a break from their duties or someone to help out in an emergency, we can be of assistance. Our respite services can be utilised as long as you need, whether it be a couple of hours, several days, or even longer. We also provide overnight care.
Wondering about how you can pay for dementia home services? You may be able to receive financial support from government programs such as Home Care Packages, the NDIS, and the Commonwealth Health Support Program (CHSP). Our aged care assessment team will be able to provide more information about the options available to you during your initial meeting.
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Somerton, Vic. 3062
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Somerton, Vic. 3062