Living with Dementia

There is a growing need in Australia for services that specialise in assisting people who are experiencing memory loss issues, or have dementia. 

Benetas is dedicated to excellence in dementia care so we can continue to provide the best possible support for our clients and their families.

Living with Dementia

Living with memory loss

Through our wide range of services we are able to support people with dementia and their families to adjust to living with the illness, whether you live at home or are seeking residential care.

If you live at home a number of dementia specific services are available to support you, including our day respite programs and government-funded EACH-D (Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia) care packages. All of our aged care homes provide a welcoming and safe environment. We encourage all of our residents, including those with dementia, to decorate their rooms with their personal belongings (e.g. photos, bed linen, books) so it becomes a familiar place to them. Our homes located in Glenroy, Camberwell and Mornington also have secure dementia-specific units which ensure our residents can enjoy as much independence and mental and physical stimulation as possible.

Our experienced and trained staff develop an in-depth understanding of each of our clients with dementia, and this individual, person centred care approach means we can create a good qualify of life for our clients.

Benetas also employs a full time Dementia Support Advisor whose role is to support our staff to ensure our dementia model of care reflects evidence-based good practice.

Our commitment to advancing expertise in dementia and memory loss has been enhanced by our participation on the Department of Health’s Victorian Dementia Advisory Committee.

Benetas also works closely with Alzheimer’s Australia and has also partnered with Alzheimer’s Australia Vic (AAV) to support the carers of people living with dementia in the Gippsland region. The Dementia Carer Support Groups in Lakes Entrance and Orbost provide carers with the opportunity to share experiences, information and turn to the host organisations for support.

 If you need more information about memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, we recommend contacting Alzheimer’s Australia.

Contact us to find out more