Did you know that many Aged Care Facilities have specialized Residential campuses or care programs for Dementia Patients?
Dementia is a progressive disease that moves at all different paces depending on the patient. For this reason, when a patient with Dementia goes into care, the facility needs to be both understanding and accommodating of the pace in which the patient’s condition is deteriorating.
Many Aged Care facilities are finding it easier on both them and the patients to have specialized dementia units to support people with dementia as their disease progresses.
Rather than moving the patient from ward to ward (which both confuses and discomforts them) they cater to the level of care the patient needs.
Our Lady of Consolation in Rooty Hill is one example of a fantastic facility that provides state-of the-art Dementia specific Aged Care in a secure and understanding environment.
The residence has two Dementia specific facilities on campus catering to all stages of Dementia from low to high care. ‘Assunta’ is their 36-bed dementia specific unit for people who may initially only require low level care but need the security of a dementia care environment with specialized staff specifically trained for that role.
‘St Anthony’s’ is the other 21-bed that caters for high care patients in the later stages of the disease.
Both facilities have easy access to a secure and safe garden area for residents to enjoy.
Aside from providing fantastic specialized care, Our Lady Of Consolation also offer a weekly supervised bus trip for residents living in Assunta as well as running a range of on campus activities. Residents in St Anthony’s have three bus trips each month. This is all part of a program that understands and recognizes that with a positive and active environment and regular stimulation of the mind the condition of a Dementia patient can actually be improved.
Our Lady of Consolation is just one of many Aged Care Facilities that Balance Aged Care Specialists highly recommends, particularly if your loved one is experiencing Dementia. If you want more information on Aged Care options for your loved one including advice for your loved one’s financial future contact us.
Posted: 30-Jun-2014. Author: Jordie Cox
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