In-Home Dementia – Alzheimer’s Care Sydney
Memory loss, confusion and disorientation make it difficult for people with dementia to remain in their own homes. With the right kind of support, they can remain in the home they love and by doing so maintain the best quality of life.
Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s Disease or any other form of dementia is highly-specialised, requiring increasing amounts of support as the disease progresses. As memory fades, confusion, disorientation and physical disability increases, at times resulting in both the individual and their family members feeling great distress.
We encourage families to make early decisions about caring for a loved one with dementia. This helps everyone cope better with the emotional impact of the diagnosis and enables your loved one to express their preferences and share their concerns before they’re no longer capable of doing so. With the right home care support, dementia sufferers can stay for as long as possible in a home. This makes them feel more secure and has the added benefit of being a familiar environment with routines that trigger happy memories rather than confusion.
DEMENTIA CARE DESIGNED AROUND YOUR LIFE
We meet with you and the significant people in your life, identify your health and personal care needs, and make sure you have the right information to make informed choices about your home care options. Then we work closely with you in designing a solution. For more information, go to How Private Care Services are Tailored to Suit You.
DEMENTIA CARE THAT IS RESPONSIVE TO YOUR LOVED ONE’S CHANGING NEEDS
At Private Care, we improvise and adjust the support combinations to remain in step with your loved one’s changing needs.
- Home from hospital program
- Mobility and transfers
- Specialised care from carers and registered nurses who are trained and experienced in assisting people with reduced cognitive function
- Ongoing support and advice to loved ones about how to interact meaningfully with loved ones, stimulate good memories and keep them in positive, calm states of mind
- Liaison and cooperation with medical and allied health professionals
- Ongoing, active supervision from an experienced, registered nurse care coordinator
- 24-hour back-up from an on-call registered nurse
Assisted living services provide a variety of additional support when times are tough:
- General housekeeping
- Domestic services
- Meal preparation
- Transport to doctors, specialists, and allied health care
The duration of your service is completely flexible. Our generous, three-hour sessions mean that you may need us only once a day. In the advanced stages of your loved one’s illness, you may choose to increase this to overnight or 24-hour care:
- Live-in or 24-hour care
- Casual, respite or infrequent care
- Daily through to weekly care
- Overnight care
Read more detail about the duration of services here.
RESPITE SUPPORT FOR FAMILY AND CARERS
Private Care can arrange as little or as much respite as you need, so that you can have a break too. We are unobtrusive, experienced and friendly. Best of all, you won’t have to worry when you take time off to look after yourself. Click here to find out more about our Respite Services.
A family-owned, Australian company, Private Care has provided dementia care for over 30 years. In this time, we have gained status as an industry leader. Our services are fully insured, our nurses, AINs and carers meet national training standards and have undergone careful screening and police checks. An important part of our service (which sets us apart from other home care providers) is the ongoing, active supervision from an experienced registered nurse care coordinator who has a capped case load lower than the industry standard.
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR BUDGET
Private Care are the experts in health funding and can help you understand and get the most out of consumer-directed government funding. We also have many years of experience helping individuals and families navigate their way through the challenges and emotions of arranging private care, including providing complementary services your compensation or funding does not cover. Go to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page or call us today to discuss your individual situation on 1300 559 260
WHERE ARE DEMENTIA CARE SERVICES AVAILABLE?
- NSW Regions: Sydney Metropolitan, Cumberland, the Illawarra, the Central Coast, Newcastle, the Hunter, the Southern Highlands and South Coast of New South Wales (NSW).
- Sydney: All suburbs. We have developed a reputation as the leading provider of aged care services to people in the Eastern Suburbs, North Shore, Northern Beaches, The Shire and the Hills District.