Exceeding Aged Care Quality Standards with dementia care excellence
Dementia care is our core business that touches all aspects of care and living. It is also very complex and overwhelming for many organisations and its workforce. This makes providing quality dementia care challenging, as reflected in the Aged Care Quality Standards.
My Dementia Companion PRO helps organisations to increase their compliance against the standards in dementia care, whilst delivering dementia care excellence with confidence, less stress and time savings.
How does it help?
Consumer dignity and choice
The PRO enables you to not only supply consumers with current, accurate and timely resources to make informed decisions, it empowers you with meticulously curated and personalised resources for all things dementia (c, e). This includes a combination of care strategies and social support, and subsidies tailored for the consumer and their family, so they can live well with dementia while retaining their dignity and ensuring their individual needs are met (a, b, d).
Ongoing assessment and planning with consumers
The PRO helps you to guide your customers and their families through one of life’s most challenging journeys from early stage to the late stages of dementia (a, c, d, e), from getting a diagnosis to end-of-life care and everything in between (b), e.g. accepting the diagnosis, legal planning, simple techniques to live well at home, driving challenges, communication to someone with dementia, understanding unmet needs, continence care, repetition, wandering, challenges with eating, personal care and many more.
Personal care and clinical care
Quality dementia care is challenging to deliver without extensive specialist training and decades of experience. My Dementia Companion PRO can be embedded into your day-to-day workflow to help you to deliver best practice care more easily, including referral to relevant organisations, and sharing personalised care strategies in an instant to guide customers and families through dementia and more (a-f).
Service and support for daily living
Dementia makes some of the most simple daily living activities challenging for the customer, their family and your frontline team members. The PRO enables you to provide safe and effective services in a dementia setting, including how to deal with challenges in eating, sleeping, wandering, repetition, communication, the living environment and many more (a-e).
Feedback an complaints
Knowledge and continuous improvement enables an organisation to take on feedback and take action. The PRO empowers everyone with quality information to understand dementia, what to expect and what to do, which enables useful feedback to be given and improvement actions to be taken (a, c, d).
Competent dementia care is already challenging due to its complexity. Your demanding workload and the fact that the sector does not have any intuitive tools to support your work in dementia care makes the situation worse. The PRO is the world’s first digital dementia assistant to equip you to deliver dementia care excellence, improve care and reduce stress, whilst saving time (a-e).
As the sector clearly lacks a dementia care tool as part of its overall governance system, the PRO fills the void for the dementia care workforce. This allows you to actually deliver care and be engaged, empowered and proud of your work, which promotes a culture of safe, inclusive and quality care (a-e).
* Care professionals include: case or care managers, care coordinators, dementia advisors, nurses, assessors, occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists/ neuropsychologists and more.
How to get started?
We have just finished our pilot, which was FULLY subscribed. We are givein limited access to the PRO from early 2022. You can:
Looking forward to supporting you in all the amazing work that you do!
there is no obligation to participate after registering your interest.
the Australian Ageing Agenda wrote an article about the PRO suggesting it's ready for residential setting, however we are currently focused on community care only.
We would like to thank all our volunteers, experts, Arcare Family Foundation, Caladenia Dementia Care, Telematics Trust, the Australian Government Department of Health, Dementia Australia and Deloitte for making this possible.