Dementia Care Sydney

Dementia Care Sydney

Home Caring provides personalised support for people living with dementia in Sydney suburbs. If you (or your loved one) have been diagnosed with the condition, our experienced team can provide you with daily support – from help with the housework to personal care, therapies, and assistance with daily life.

We are a government-funded provider, so you can use your Home Care Package to access our dementia care and aged care services.

Our team provides:

  • Personalised care plans based on your unique needs
  • Personal care services (e.g. help with bathing, grooming, dressing and toileting
  • Meal preparation and nutrition support
  • Medication management
  • Assistance with mobility
  • Transport to day activities and events
  • Companionship and social support
  • Cognitive activities for stimulation and engagement
  • Monitoring for safety in your home
  • Respite care to for better carer wellbeing
  • Case management and care coordination
  • Home modifications to help you live safely
  • Implementing behaviour management plans
  • Health monitoring and clinical care
  • Allied health therapies (e.g. physiotherapy, podiatry, occupational therapy)
  • Support to maintain independence in daily tasks
  • Exercises and wellbeing services to help you maintain physical function and mobility
  • Community engagement and hobbies you enjoy
  • Specialised care for people with dementia and complex care
  • Evidence based programs for people with dementia

About our Team

Home Caring provides professional, compassionate care for people living with dementia. With years of experience behind us, we’re driven by a passion for helping people enjoy quality of life, no matter what challenges they face. Here’s what you can expect from us.

Personalised care – we know that one size doesn’t fit all, so we take a person-centred approach to support. This means we make an effort to get to know you (or your loved one), understand your needs, and provide support that makes a genuine difference to your life.

Compassion and dignity – we treat each of our clients as if they are our own. Our dedicated teams provide support with respect, kindness and consideration, so that you feel valued and empowered in everyday life. And we do all we can to ensure that you’re an active participant in your care.

Local professionals – our carers and Registered Nurses are rigorously screened, fully trained, and experienced in providing a wide range of services. We follow best practice approaches and offer evidence-based programs, so you can be sure you’re receiving the very best care.

Flexibility – as local aged care providers, we provide services at a time that suits you. Along with fitting in with your timetable, we provide responsive care that adapts as your needs change over time, so you don’t have to change providers.

Are you living with dementia, or caring for someone with dementia in Sydney? Home Caring provides trustworthy support for everyday life challenges. To discuss your specific needs, please get in touch with our compassionate care professionals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I receive dementia support at home in Australia?
How much do dementia home care services cost in Australia?
Can I get dementia care services at home if I’m on the pension?
What’s the difference between a Home Care Package and the Commonwealth Support programme?
How long do you have to wait for a Home Care Package?
Is there support for carers of people with dementia?
What kind of home services can I get for my loved one with dementia?

Can I receive dementia support at home in Australia?

Living in a residential care home isn’t for everyone. While you may choose to live at home, certain challenges related to dementia might make living at home difficult and risky. This is where home care services can help. It’s a way to get support for everyday life, so you can continue being as independent as possible.

The Australian government offers a range of support options to help people living with dementia and their family members. These services are designed to provide care and support while allowing people with dementia to remain in their homes and communities. Here are two key programs available in Australia.

The Home Care Packages program (HCP) – this is a coordinated package of care services designed to help you continue living independently at home, rather than move to a residential care facility. Following an aged care assessment, Home Care Packages provide you with services such as personal care, nursing, specialist dementia care, allied health services, domestic assistance and support with daily activities. Each package is put together with the person’s unique needs in mind, and is designed to provide individualised support. Services are subsidised by the government, although you may be asked to contribute a certain amount towards your care, depending on your financial circumstances.

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) – the CHSP provides entry-level support services to help you live independently in your own homes and local community. Services may include assistance with cleaning, transportation, social activities, and more. This is a lower level of support compared to Home Care Packages, and may be suited to someone who only needs a small amount of assistance for daily life.

Looking for a dementia carer in Sydney? Home Caring provides government-funded dementia care support, funded through the Home Care Packages program or Commonwealth Home Support Programme. We can match you with a carer who is well suited to your needs and circumstances, whether you have early stages or advanced dementia. For more information, please get in touch with our dedicated support team.

How much do dementia home care services cost in Australia?

Home Care Packages are subsidised by the Australian government, which makes home care services more accessible for people. The cost you may have to pay towards your Home Care Package can vary based on a few factors, including the level of care required, the specific services included in the package, and your financial situation. Here are the fees you may be asked to contribute towards your package:

Basic Daily Fee – all Home Care Package recipients are required to pay a basic daily fee, which is set by the government. This fee contributes to the overall cost of the package and is calculated based on the daily rate determined by the government.

Income-Tested Care Fee –an additional income-tested care fee may apply, depending on your financial situation. This fee is means-tested and takes into account the individual's income and assets. The amount of this fee can vary and is determined by a government assessment.

Additional Service Fees – some Home Care Package providers offer additional services that are not covered by the basic package. These could include specialised therapies, extra personal care, or additional support services. These services may come with additional costs that vary depending on the provider.

Do you need dementia home care in Sydney for you or a loved one? Home Caring provides professional support for people living with dementia, in the comfort of your own home. For more information, please get in touch.

Can I get dementia care services at home if I’m on the pension?

Yes, if you're receiving a pension, you can still access government-funded dementia care at home through a Home Care Package. This program is designed to provide support and assistance to older people who want to remain in their own homes, no matter their financial circumstances.

The amount of subsidy you receive from the government towards your home care services depends on your assessed financial situation. If you're receiving a pension, your subsidy – and the fees you might be asked to pay – might be adjusted to match your financial capacity.

Do you need affordable dementia support in Sydney? Home Caring provides personalised support services for people living with dementia, funded by the government. We charge minimal fees, so you can focus on what truly counts. For more information, please get in touch with our friendly staff team.

What’s the difference between a Home Care Package and the Commonwealth Support programme?

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and Home Care Packages (HCP) are both initiatives in Australia that provide support and services to older people to help them continue living independently at home. However, there are key differences between these two programs.

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme offers basic support services like cleaning, transportation, meals, and social activities. It focuses on helping individuals maintain their independence and community connections through low-level assistance. In contrast, Home Care Packages provide a broader range of services, including personal care, nursing, mobility support, and specialised support. Tailored to individual needs, HCPs cater to those with complex health requirements, offering a more comprehensive care solution.

Do you need government-funded dementia care in Sydney? Home Caring has local teams of experienced Registered Nurses and carers in different suburbs, ready to provide assistance. To find out more about receiving care in your local area, please get in touch with our friendly staff team.

How long do you have to wait for a Home Care Package?

The waiting time for a Home Care Package (HCP) in Australia can vary widely and depends on several factors, including the level of care required, the region you're in, the availability of packages, and the demand for services. Currently, the waiting list time can be anywhere between a few months to a year for your assigned package. To find out more, visit the My Aged Care website.

If you are waiting for a Home Care Package but need services immediately, there are options available. The Commonwealth Home Support Programme provides a lower level of care at home, that may be able to tie you over until you have access to your home care package. You can also apply for interim care to assist with your needs while you’re waiting for a package to become available, or pay privately for home care for a period of time.

Looking for dementia support services in Sydney? We’re happy to help. Home Caring provides dementia care at home in Sydney suburbs. All of our teams are experienced at providing person centred care that puts clients first. To chat about your situation, please get in touch with our team for a free consultation.

Is there support for carers of people with dementia?

Caring for someone with dementia is a valuable job, but it can be a demanding with plenty of challenges. It’s important to get support, so you can avoid carer burnout and continue looking after yourself throughout the journey. Here are some ways you can get support if you are providing dementia support in Australia.

  • Carer support hubs – networks for carers, such as Carer Gateway or Dementia Australia, can offer information and help for people who are taking care of loved ones or family members. It’s a great place to get advice, receive support, and find people you can talk to if you're feeling stressed or worried. Dementia Australia also special phone line where you can ask questions, support groups where you can talk to other carers, and online tools to help you learn about dementia care.
  • Respite care services – sometimes, you might need a break from taking care of your loved one. Getting professional carers to provide support while you take some time for yourself – or to attend to other responsibilities – will help you avoid burnout. You’ll be in a better position to provide care if you look after yourself and ensure your needs are taken care of too.
  • Apply for government-funded home care – if your loved one is unable to do everyday tasks because of dementia, you can apply for government funded home care (with your loved one or, if appropriate, on your loved one’s behalf) to help you take care of their needs. Home carers can also provide you with guidance, problem solving solutions, and assistance in daily challenges you might face caring for someone with dementia.
  • Talking to others – If you're feeling stressed or sad, make sure you talk to someone about what you’re going through as a carer, as it’s important to take care of your own feelings too. You can connect with other family members, friends and neighbours, or join dementia support groups where carers like you talk about their experiences and help each other. It's nice to know you're not alone and that others understand what you're going through.

Do you provide dementia care in Australia? It’s important to find the support that fits your needs. Home Caring provides dementia carer support in Sydney, to help you and your loved one make the most of each day. For more information please, get in touch with our team for a chat.

What kind of home services can I get for my loved one with dementia?

There are plenty of different supports you can access for your loved one with dementia, to help them live full lives in the comfort of their own home. These services can be tailored to their specific needs, and can evolve to manage the symptoms of dementia as the condition progresses. Some common supports are:

  • Personal care – qualified carers can assist the person with dementia in tasks like bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting, to ensure personal hygiene and comfort
  • Meal preparation – helping plan and prepare balanced meals that meet dietary requirements, and assisting with feeding if needed
  • Medication management – helping your loved one take their medications on time and in the correct dosage, ensuring their health and wellbeing
  • Companionship and engagement – providing companionship, engaging in conversations, and helping your loved one stay socially connected through activities they enjoy
  • Cognitive stimulation activities – engaging your loved one in activities that stimulate their mind, memory, and cognitive functions
  • Mobility assistance – help with moving around the house, transferring from chairs or beds, and ensuring safe mobility
  • Transportation – transport to medical appointments, social activities, and other outings, so your loved one can stay engaged in the community
  • Safety monitoring – ensuring your loved one's safety by identifying and addressing potential hazards in the home environment
  • Domestic assistance – giving a hand with tasks like light housekeeping, tidying up the living space, and managing laundry
  • Physical therapy and exercise programs – trained professionals can provide exercises and activities to maintain physical strength and mobility
  • Assistance with managing behaviour – trained carers can help manage challenging behaviours associated with dementia, creating a calm and supportive environment
  • Respite care – giving you a break from your caregiving role, allowing you to rest and recharge while professionals care for your loved one
  • Home modifications – making home modifications to enhance safety and accessibility, such as installing handrails or ramps
  • Nursing care - skilled nurses can provide medical care, wound management, and monitoring of health conditions, to help you stay healthy and well
  • Palliative care – in advanced stages of dementia, palliative care can offer comfort and support for both your loved one and your family
  • Case management and care coordination – professionals can help you navigate available services, coordinate care, and ensure your loved one's needs are met

Looking for in home dementia care in Sydney? We’re happy to help. Home Caring provides dementia care at home in Sydney suburbs, enabling people to enjoy quality of life while supporting family members in their caring role. For more information, please get in touch with our customer care team.

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