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Dementia care in Australia to get boost



Australia’s ageing population will receive improved dementia care under a ground-breaking partnership between Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) and leading home care services provider Home Instead Senior Care.

Home Instead Senior Care has partnered with Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) in an Australia first to establish a new dementia care training program for Home Instead CAREGivers.

Home Instead Senior Care Director Martin Warner said many of the company’s clients had dementia and it was important to provide them with the appropriate support and care.

“No one knows dementia as well as Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) and we recognise the expertise and the value they can add to our organisation,” he said.

 “This training program will not only develop the skills of Home Instead CAREGivers, but clients’ families will have peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are receiving trusted care in the safety and security of their own home.

Home Instead CAREGivers are screened, trained and fully insured to assist older people – from a few hours a day to up to 24 hours a day –  with a range of non-medical services including personal care, companionship, light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders, transport for appointments, shopping and errands; respite and convalescence care; early stage dementia and Alzheimer’s care. 



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