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Northern Sydney residents will soon get an exclusive look at an Australian first approach to dementia care about to open in Wahroonga.
Dementia impacts people of all ages, even though it is better known as an older person’s disease. Tully Smyth knows this all too well.
It is important all Australians consider how they want to die, so the hard choices at the end of life do not contribute to unnecessary suffering, HammondCare’s Senior Staff Specialist in Palliative Care, Prof Rod MacLeod said.
HammondCare Chief Executive, Dr Stephen Judd, today outlined a six point plan to ensure good dementia care is delivered across the Australian aged care system by 2020.
The theme of Dementia Awareness Month is ‘You are not alone’. One way HammondCare seeks to express this to people with dementia is through the joy, comfort and reminiscence of music engagement. Leigh Hatcher reports on one remarkable example of a life enriched by some of the best loved music of the past century.
National coverage, local specialisation and tailored service are to be features of the new national Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS) to be provided by Dementia Support Australia (DSA), a consortium led by HammondCare.
Aged care services that have no point of difference, do not offer high quality services or compete on price will fail in an increasingly competitive marketplace beyond 2017, according to HammondCare Chief Executive, Dr Stephen Judd.
HammondCare's HammondGrove independent living estate in Miranda has won the Master Builders Association (MBA) NSW Housing Excellence award for Lifestyle Living for Over 55's for 2016.
When people living with dementia have overnight respite at HammondCare’s Jean Marion Cottage on the NSW Central Coast its “just like they are visiting friends”, according to manager, Trish Boal. And new research supports the effectiveness of the service.
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