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Dementia Care at Home

Wellbeing for clients living with dementia at home

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At Baptistcare we support people living with dementia at home, with a focus on promoting well-being and independence, and what brings meaning and purpose to the lives of each individual. Your care team will provide personalised, flexible, compassionate, and responsive care to the needs of each and every client.

Live Your Life, Your Way At Home

If you or a loved one is living with dementia, we’re here to help with a range of specialist dementia care support.

The care available to you at home is underpinned by our Well Living principles. The aim is to provide support and holistic care that meets the needs of each person and encourages independence. It’s not about working to a schedule but listening to what you need each day and supporting you to live the life you want to live, at home.

BaptistCare at home offers support for people living with dementia and their family members/ carers by way of individual assessment and support strategies.

With a team of dementia specialists, dementia trained care workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and registered nurses, you can rest assured that you will receive the full spectrum of dementia care, at home.

Dementia Care Approach

We are committed to providing our service using a wellness and reablement approach. Wellness and reablement means we support our clients to remain as independent as possible.

At BaptistCare, we know everyone's journey is different. Individually tailored plans may include:

  • Support to navigate the Aged Care system
  • Information about appropriate services and their availability
  • Information to support a better understanding of dementia, both at initial diagnosis and beyond
  • Provision of advice and guidance about living well with dementia
  • Support to develop strategies to manage changed behaviours
  • Information and assistance to plan for future care needs
  • Inspiration to remain engaged and make the most of every day
  • Connection with others experiencing life with dementia
  • Participation in a 3 day Retreat where people living with dementia are offered an introduction to respite while carers participate in an education and wellbeing program.

If you are an existing BaptistCare client and want to know how you can to access this service, please speak with your local office or Care Facilitator.

For new clients, please contact us on 1300 275 227 or email

Carer Respite

Respite care can allow you to have a break while someone else looks after the person you care for. There are different types of government-subsidised respite services available.

A great option for daytime care are our BaptistCare social clubs. Social clubs typically run from mid-morning until mid-afternoon, and give our clients the chance to mix with others and try new activities. These provide your loved one with a safe, friendly environment where all their needs are met.

Overnight respite and short stays; If you need an overnight break or enough time for a holiday, our overnight care options can help. We provide support through our dedicated overnight stay homes, and through casual spots in our residential villages.

Read more about respite care at BaptistCare

What can a person living with dementia experience?

The symptoms and experience of dementia can vary depending on the person, the type of dementia and the stage of cognitive decline.

What support is available?

Counsellors can provide advice and practical assistance to carers and people living with dementia.

The following organisations provide free counselling services:

  • Carer Gateway is a national network of providers who help carers access in-person, phone and online support services
  • Dementia Australia provides individual and family counselling for both carers and people living with dementia.

How are BaptistCare at home services managed and delivered?

Your services will be delivered by a dedicated Care Facilitator and group of Care Workers, supported by a multi-disciplinary team of Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Dementia and Palliative care experts, other Allied Health professionals and an experienced local management team. BaptistCare’s size and experience enable us to provide, or easily access, the full range of services and supports that are eligible under a Home Care Package, from simple help around the home to highly complex clinical care needs.