New Program: Staying at Home – A Carer Education & Respite Program
Staying at Home – A New Carer Education & Respite Program
What is Staying at Home?
Staying at Home is a carer wellbeing and respite program for people caring for someone with a recent dementia diagnosis. It provides carers with advice and practical training on how to support a person living with dementia to remain in their own home for as long as possible. People living with dementia are offered an introduction to respite, while carers participate in the educational program.
Groups of 4 couples, stay in their own rooms at one of Carers ACT Cottages for 3 days/2 nights. The stay is fully catered, all expenses are covered, and overnight support is provided. Our hope is that each person has a positive respite experience and have an opportunity to meet our team in a relaxed and enjoyable way.
You and the person you care for will receive education and practical suggestions from experienced staff. Topics include:
• Understanding and managing dementia.
• Accessing community care services.
• Looking after yourself.
• Planning for the future.
• Managing behaviour changes associated with dementia.
• Support for transition into respite care.
• Meaningful engagement: how to continue enjoyable activities for longer.
• Managing physical changes: mobility, continence, communication
Further general information can be found on the national website link below:
Interested in finding out more?
If you are interested in knowing more or attending a Staying at Home program (multiple dates available), please let us know by emailing or phoning Carers ACT on:
Phone: 02 6296 9922
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