Aged and dementia care services expand to Mudgee district

HammondCare will expand its services into the Mudgee region to offer choice, quality care and support for the increasing number of people who live with dementia.

Jo Campbell, Area Manager for HammondCare At Home, said recruiting was underway for community care workers and specialists who together will deliver the high quality of care, including dementia care, for which HammondCare is well known.

“We are committed to helping people with dementia to live at home for as long as possible. A diagnosis of dementia does not always mean that a person has to move to an aged care home and part of our model of care is to ensure that we can support people to retain their independence,” she said.

Ms Campbell said Julie Miner, a local Case Manager with extensive experience in dementia care, would lead the Mudgee team and all new employees would be given intensive dementia care training before starting.

“There are more than 1,200 people in the Dubbo and Mudgee regions with dementia and this figure is expected to rise to 2,400 by 2050.

“As the population ages, we are seeing a rise in the number of people needing care and support from basic assistance right through to a high level of support, including those with dementia.

“We are passionate about supporting older people, those with dementia, and their families. Our aim is to ensure a high quality of life and the opportunity to enjoy living at home in the community as long as possible,” Ms Campbell said.

A range of positions is currently available and anyone who enjoys supporting older people and with an interest in aged and dementia care is encouraged to apply. Ms Campbell can be contacted on 02 6338 1301.