The Aust government has revealed it will invest $70 million in the Specialist Dementia Care Program.
Updated: Feb 8, 2019
The government has announced it will roll out 35 specialist dementia care units across Australia to ensure that some of the most vulnerable people living with dementia receive the specialist care they require.
The network of specialist dementia care units will be a “world first” according to a statement from the government, and will provide best practice, person-centred care for those who are unable to be appropriately cared for by mainstream residential aged care services.
The program will offer specialised, transitional residential support, focussing on reducing or stabilising symptoms over time, with the aim of enabling the person to move to less intensive care settings.
It has been developed after extensive consultation with dementia experts, clinicians, dementia peak groups and carers of people living with dementia.