Dementia Care

Dementia Care

Home Caring helps people with dementia live safe and comfortable lives in the familiarity of their own home.

Based throughout Australia, our dementia-trained nurses and carers provide personalised support for daily life so that you, or your loved one, can live each day with dignity. We’ll help you manage the symptoms of dementia and memory loss with practical strategies, so you can live at home for as long as possible, and avoid moving into residential care before you are ready.

We are a registered aged care provider, so you can use your Home Care Package to access our wide range of dementia support services.

We provide:

  • Personal care (e.g. help with bathing, grooming and dressing)
  • Medication management
  • Meal preparation and nutrition
  • Support with mobility
  • Therapies from allied health professionals, including mental health services
  • Companionship and emotional support
  • Daily activities and cognitive stimulation
  • Respite care to give loved ones a break
  • Transportation to events and activities
  • Light household chores to keep your home safe and tidy
  • Home modifications
  • Support for severe behaviours and psychological symptoms of dementia
  • Coordination with healthcare professionals
  • 24/7 care
  • Guidance and support for family members
  • Dementia support for people with different cultural backgrounds

Our home care services are available in major cities and regional areas in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, and Canberra.

About Us

Home Caring provides professional dementia support in Australia for people who wish to live at home, and guidance for their loved ones.

We have over 10 years’ experience in providing dementia home care in the local community. With teams in major cities and regional areas across Australia, we provide flexible, convenient and high quality support in the comfort of your home, so you can stay connected to your support network and experience quality of life. We are:

Personal – our team members get to know you, offering tailored support and person-centred care that meets each person’s unique needs, and is suited to their circumstances.

Empathetic – we truly care for the people we support, and make an effort to build a trusting relationship that makes you feel safe and secure.

Professional – our qualified staff – including carers, case managers and registered nurses – are trained to provide best practice dementia support services that get the best outcomes for our clients and their families.

Flexible – whether you need weekly support, respite services, day activities or 24/7 care for complex needs, our team will fit in with your schedule and daily routine. We’ll also adapt our care planning to continue providing support throughout cognitive decline.

Need effective dementia care in Australia? Please get in touch to book a free consultation, so we can discuss your needs. Our customer service team would be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can a home carer support someone with dementia?
How is home dementia care funded in Australia?
How do you apply for a Home Care Package?
What services are available under a Home Care Package to support people with dementia?
Can I change my support services as dementia progresses?
How do you support families caring for a loved one with dementia?
What are other support services to help people caring for someone with dementia?

How can a home carer support someone with dementia?

Carers or health care workers can play a crucial role in providing support to a person with dementia by not only contributing to their overall wellbeing, but enabling them to live at home for longer, and improving their sense of self-worth and independence. Whether they provide support a few times a week or more regularly, a carer can:

  • Provide stability and predictability through a structured daily schedule with regular mealtimes, activities, and rest periods
  • Give loved ones a break from managing their loved one's dementia symptoms
  • Help reduce confusion and anxiety often experienced by people with dementia
  • Help with the housework so the home stays safe and tidy
  • Help with communication and making interactions more meaningful for people with dementia and their families
  • Provide safe transport and support in regular activities and events
  • Enable people with vascular dementia engage in activities and a specialist dementia care program that brings them joy and stimulates cognitive activity
  • Providing comfort, reassurance and companionship – especially when people with dementia face challenges in expressing themselves and behavioural symptoms

Home Caring provides personalised in home dementia care for people living with the condition. We are available in a wide range of suburbs in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria, Canberra, and Tasmania. For more information, please get in touch with our customer service team.

How is home dementia care funded in Australia?

In Australia, dementia care at home is usually funded through the Home Care Packages program, a government scheme that helps people with dementia access quality support in their own homes. The program offers four levels of packages, ranging from basic to high care, with funding allocated based on each person’s assessed care needs. Packages can be used for a wide range of services, such as personal care, nursing support, assistance with daily tasks, transport, day programs, independent living aids, and respite care.

People who receive a Home Care Package can choose their own provider, and work with them to create a care plan that is based on their needs. This provides flexibility, as each person can access services that is the most helpful to them when it comes to ageing at home.

How do you apply for a Home Care Package?

To apply for a Home Care Package, the first step is to contact My Aged Care, the central hub for aged care services in Australia. You can reach them by calling 1800 200 422 or by visiting the website. During the call, they will ask you some basic questions about your needs to determine your eligibility for a Home Care Package.

If you are eligible, My Aged Care will arrange for an assessment by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) member. They will visit you at home, discuss your situation, and assess your care needs. This helps determine the appropriate level of support you require. You can have a loved one with you throughout the visit, as support.

After the assessment, if you are eligible for a Home Care Package, you will receive an approval letter from My Aged Care, indicating the level that you’ve been allocated, and the next steps. You will then be placed in a queue to wait until a package becomes available to you. In the meantime, you can start researching different providers in your local area, to choose the one who best meets your needs.

If you need guidance throughout this process, you can get in touch with My Aged Care or give us a call. Our customer service team would be happy to answer any questions that you have.

What services are available under a Home Care Package to support people with dementia?

Services funded by a Home Care Package that can best support people with different forms of dementia might include:

  • Personal care support, including help with bathing, grooming and getting dressed
  • Nursing services and health monitoring
  • Management of symptoms
  • Help with physical activity and lifestyle activities
  • Medication management
  • Allied health therapies such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy
  • Specialised services from a dementia carer, including cognitive stimulation activities, memory support, and strategies for managing behavioural changes.
  • Respite care to give loved ones a break from their caring responsibilities
  • Transport assistance
  • Meal preparation, grocery shopping, feed assistance and nutrition support
  • Care for complex health needs and managing chronic conditions
  • Home modifications to enhance safety and accommodate changing needs
  • Assistive technology to promote independence
  • Companionship and social activities to help combat isolation and promote mental wellbeing.
  • Support for other health conditions

Can I change my support services as dementia progresses?

If you or your loved one is living with dementia, we understand that your needs may change as the condition progresses. We’re here for you throughout the journey, and will adapt our support to suit your care needs at any given time. To achieve this, we conduct regular assessments to evaluate your current needs and make necessary adjustments to the care plan. We also encourage open communication and feedback, so we can ensure our services are the best fit for you.

Our support is designed to be flexible. As dementia progresses, we can modify the types and levels of services we provide, to best suit your changing needs. Whether it's making adjustments in personal care, cognitive stimulation, help with the housework or companionship, we are committed to adapting our services accordingly.

We also work collaboratively with healthcare professionals, including doctors and specialists, to make sure that our care aligns with any medical recommendations they may have, and depending on the type of dementia you have. If there are changes in your health status or medical advice, we can incorporate these updates into your unique care plan.

How do you support families caring for a loved one with dementia?

Caring for a loved one with dementia is a deeply rewarding yet demanding job for family members. Home Caring is here to help with respite services that gives loved ones a break. Our fully trained and experienced carers can step in and provide personalised support, whether you need a few hours to run errands, attend appointments, or simply take time for yourself. We create a safe and engaging environment for your loved one, allowing them to participate in stimulating activities and receive personalised care as you recharge, knowing that their loved one is in capable hands.

Our team can also provide expert dementia carer support to help families in their carer journey. We conduct regular check-ins and consultations with family members so we can adapt care plans as needed, and provide guidance on handling the changing challenges of dementia.

What are other support services to help people caring for someone with dementia?

Caring for someone who has cognitive impairment can be an overwhelming task. If you support someone who has dementia, you might like to know about resources and support services that are available to you, along with the support your loved one receives through their Home Care Package. This includes:

  • Counselling services – counsellors can provide a listening ear, guidance, and practical advice to family members and carers. You can access free counselling services through Carer Gateway and Dementia Australia.
  • Education programs to learn more about dementia and how to best support your loved one. You can access programs, training courses and webinars through Dementia Australia.
  • Carer support groups, where you have a safe place to share the challenges of caring for someone with dementia. To find out about groups that meet near you, call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.
  • Respite care – this is when a professional carer supports your loved one so that you can take a break from your caring responsibilities. You can access Respite care services through your loved one’s Home Care Package.

If you’d like to chat to someone about how to get more support as a carer, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our customer service team would be happy to answer any questions that you have.

Our Locations

Dementia Care Sydney

Home Caring provides personalised dementia care in Sydney suburbs, supporting both clients and their families. We cover a wide range of suburbs in the Sydney metropolitan area, as well as the outer regions. Our experienced team of carers and registered nurses can assist with daily tasks, personal care, medication management, and health care, as well as provide companionship and dementia care at home for day to day life.

Dementia Care Melbourne

Home Caring’s exceptional team provides personalised dementia support in Melbourne suburbs, helping people enjoy quality of life for as long as possible. With years of experience supporting people with different types of dementia, we’ll help you with the daily challenges that dementia can bring, and adapt our services to continue meeting your needs as they change. We also provide support in regional Victoria, helping people live happy, healthy lives in their community.

Dementia Care Brisbane

Looking for a dementia carer in Brisbane? Home Caring delivers tailored dementia care services across a wide range of suburbs in Queensland’s capital, offering support to both clients and their families. Our skilled team of caregivers and registered nurses assist with daily tasks, personal care such as showering and grooming, transport, meal management, and healthcare. We’ll support you with the little things, so you can get the most out of life.

Dementia Care Perth

For Dementia Care in Perth, look no further than Home Caring. Our outstanding teams provide expert care across a wide range of suburbs. We’re also flexible, so we can adjust to your needs as they change over time. Our team will help you continue living independently by assisting with daily tasks, personal care, transport, and exercise, and provide support for family members and loved ones as they care for your needs.

Dementia Care Adelaide

Home Caring provides dementia home care in Adelaide suburbs, to help people live as independently as possible in the community. Our range of supports includes personal care, help with daily tasks, transport, medication management, therapies, meal preparation, nursing care at home, shopping assistance, 24/7 care, allied health care, exercise assistance, mobility support, home modification, and more.

Dementia Care Canberra

Home Caring offers home dementia care in Canberra suburbs from a qualified team of carers and registered nurses. We truly care for people with heart, working hard to build a trusting relationship with our clients and their families. We also take feedback on board and adjust our support to meet your needs, ensuring you have every opportunity to live the life that you want.

Dementia Care Gold Coast

Home Caring provides in home dementia care for Gold Coast locals, and support for their families. With teams across south and central Queensland, we take the time to get to know you, understand your needs, and provide quality care that is flexible and suited to your timetable. We also provide guidance for family members as they care for their loved ones with dementia, as well as professional respite care services.

Dementia Care Newcastle

Do you need dementia care at home in Newcastle? Home Caring’s experienced team of carers and nurses deliver personalised support and professional care that meets each person where they’re at. Our dementia specific services include therapies, assistance with communication, transport, home modifications, independent living equipment, cognitive stimulation activities, personal care, housework assistance and much more. Please get in touch for a free consultation.

Dementia Care Sunshine Coast

Home Caring provides high quality care for dementia patients who are living on the Sunshine Coast. We’ll assist with daily needs at a time that is flexible to you, and provide personal care services with respect, dedication and compassion. With best practice techniques and plenty of experience behind us, we deliver high quality, professional care that makes a genuine difference to your quality of life.

Dementia Care Central Coast

The team at Home Caring provide dementia support services on the Central Coast, adapted to each person’s unique needs. From compassionate personal care to assistance with chores and transport, we’ll help you continue to do the things you love, so you can lead a happy and full life. Our team also provides flexible respite care to give loved ones a break from their caring responsibilities. Please get in touch to find out if we have a team in your local area.

Dementia care Wollongong

Our Wollongong team specialises in dementia care services tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. With a focus on creating a safe and supportive environment, our compassionate caregivers provide personalised care plans that address the challenges associated with dementia, including memory loss, confusion, and behavioural changes.

Dementia care Geelong

Home Caring provides at home dementia support for people in the community. Through specialised training and a deep understanding of dementia care best practices, we strive to enhance the quality of life for our clients and provide peace of mind for their families, ensuring that they receive the highest standard of care at home.

Dementia care Townsville

At our Townsville location, we understand the complexities of dementia and the impact it can have on people with high care needs. Our dementia care services are designed to provide comprehensive support tailored to each person’s symptoms, with compassionate carers you can trust.

Dementia care Ballarat

From memory stimulation activities to personalised care plans, our dedicated team of caregivers is committed to promoting independence, dignity, and quality of life for our people living with dementia. To chat about your individual needs, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Dementia care Bendigo

At Home Caring Bendigo, our experienced carers are trained in dementia care best practices. We work closely with clients and their families to develop care plans that focus on enhancing cognitive function, promoting emotional wellbeing, and fostering meaningful social connections.

Dementia care Rockhampton

Home Caring provides person-centred dementia care in Rockhampton to help people and their loved ones enjoy quality of life for as long as possible. Our trained carers are well placed to provide specialised support that makes a difference to everyday life. Please get in touch for more information.

Dementia care Bundaberg

Our team of trained carers and nursing staff provide quality support for people living with dementia in the Bundaberg community. From help with daily tasks to 24-hour support, overnight care and medication management, we’ll help with everyday life so you can keep doing the things you love.

Dementia care Hervey Bay

We help people with dementia in the Hervey Bay community live full lives, and support family members in their caring journey through quality respite services and guidance. To chat to us about your specific needs, please get in touch with our customer care team.

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