September 28, 2021
Live Well Club

Special Care for People with Dementia in Aged Care

Having a loved one with dementia is never easy. When sufferers enter aged care, it is important to find the right facility for their specific needs.

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Dementia is a disease that affects the memory, mental ability and physical function. It has significant impact on the lives of people with dementia and their loved ones. There are many types of dementia, and understanding the type and stage of decline is important to identify the care and medical support needed.

Modern aged care facilities maintain a wholistic approach, providing the resident physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual support, throughout their changing needs and wishes. Care is collaborative; involving the resident and their families/decision makers, and medical and allied health professionals to identify the best outcomes and level of support needed. Modern facilities offer routine and consistency, important to a person with dementia, and provide peace of mind for family members and residents.

Modern aged care facilities also provide the latest evidence-based practice and technology to support care and comfort. They maintain a skilled workforce and structured communication between the resident, family and medical and allied health professionals. These facilities also provide the latest palliative care strategies to support residents as their needs change. There is no better peace of mind knowing the person with dementia is safe and cared for, and their needs and wishes are identified and respected throughout their stay.

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