Caring for our clients and residents with dementia

Dementia is a condition that affects a person’s ability to think, remember and reason, often making it difficult for them to continue to live at home safely.

At Southern Cross Care (WA), we understand that everyone experiences dementia differently.

That’s why we focus on responding to individual needs and circumstances to provide the best opportunities for our residents to stay connected and empowered to live their best life.

We aim to improve the quality of life of people living with dementia by helping to manage their symptoms in a safe, enabling and supportive environment.

Our compassionate and experienced staff provide 24/7 support for residents living with dementia and other chronic illnesses.

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Dementia Support Services

Most people living with dementia in residential aged care require homes with improved accessibility, access to supportive and friendly staff and the freedom to move and live as they prefer. Occasionally, dementia care may need to occur in a memory support unit within a residential care facility, which is a purpose-built home area that supports safe and respectful personalised sensory experiences and social engagements for people with dementia.

However, some individuals might be able to live at home with a family member or carer. Caring for a person living with dementia can be both rewarding and challenging. However, carers sometimes need a break to look after their health. They can apply for government-subsidised respite care at our community-based respite centres or through in-home support.

In addition to these services, SCC (WA) also offers specialist dementia care support in our high-dependency units based at Margaret Hubery House and Frank Prendergast House. These mental health support services provide expert support in circumstances where residential aged care services or residential care memory support units may not be able to meet a resident’s needs due to a diagnosis of long-term, persistent mental illness.

What Is Dementia Care?

We understand everyone experiences dementia differently and progression of symptoms can vary.

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