Dementia Care

While there is currently no cure for dementia, research has shown that there is much scope to improve the quality of life of people living with dementia through management of symptoms and providing a supportive environment.

Person centred care is paramount and very important. This involves developing a thorough understanding of the individual person and giving consideration to their cultural background, personal history, social and family networks and preferences for activities in designing their care. Vital Home Health Services provides person centred care at the heart of our services, where each client receives a service that is personalized, tailored and that takes into account each and every aspect of the person’s life, personal surroundings and preferences.

People with dementia are highly encouraged to be involved in all decisions and changes regarding their care and service plan. The supports and services our highly qualified care team provides is second to none.

We will work with you and your nominated carer to recognise the early signs of dementia as well as provide support and assistance with activities of daily living for clients with dementia.

Dementia support and assistance our nurses are proud to provide include:

  • Personal hygiene
  • Oral care
  • Feeding and meal preparation
  • Gardening
  • Auxiliary care including shopping and transportation
  • Domestic care including house cleaning
  • Social care including emotional support and conversing
  • Providing education and support for loved ones
  • Regular liaison with the client and their loved ones to create dementia specific care/service plans that meet the client’s needs and goals throughout the trajectory of the illness
  • Identifying and providing referrals for support groups and services.
  • Assistance with in and out of home respite
  • Advocacy services for our client and their carer
  • Referral to My Aged Care for further assessment (e.g. Aged Care Assessment Team referral)
  • Management of wounds
  • Education on prevention of falls
  • Incontinence management
  • Medication management
  • Carer support and advocacy