Navigating the complexities of dementia care is a challenge that we're all familiar with. While clinicians are guided by well-crafted clinical guidelines*, the same can't be said for professionals in the aged care and disability sector.
This gap is particularly concerning considering the crucial role and frequent contact care workers and care professionals in aged care or disability play in the lives of those with dementia and their carers. It's an issue that requires immediate attention.
We're thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration with Caladenia Dementia Care and Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH). Together, we're embarking on the creation of comprehensive guidelines tailored to support the aged care and disability sector and people living with dementia. This vital initiative has been made possible through the generous support of Equity Trustee and The Wicking Trust Grant, on behalf of The Sir John Minogue Bequest and John Saville Eastwood Estate.
In addition, we are extremely honoured to be recognised alongside our partners for this project by our funders!
About the guideline
These guidelines will directly address the real-world challenges faced by professionals, including case managers, care partners, advisors, coordinators, allied health professionals, nursing staff, and direct care workers alike. The emphasis will be on practical applications of dementia care, with a strong focus on psychosocial support for both the person living with dementia and their carers.
Our vision is that this marks just the beginning of a series of measures to uplift professionals in the care sector, ultimately enhancing the quality of life for those living with dementia and their carers. So, stay connected as we embark on this transformative journey!
*”The Clinical Practice Guidelines and Principles of Care for People with Dementia” by the Centre for Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline in Older People can be found here.