Considering Residential Care

This course is available in
All states

This session provides information about the process of considering and preparing for residential care. It includes strategies to help family carers to decide when residential care may be needed, information on the process for application, and understanding the emotional impact of the change.

Dementia Australia's facilitators have specialist dementia knowledge, skills and experience. This session is delivered interactively, you will be encouraged to share your experiences alongside other participants giving you an opportunity to develop new support networks.

You will gain knowledge in:

  • recognising the signs that residential care may be needed 
  • identifying your criteria of good care and the steps to access residential care 
  • sharing the care with the staff and other residents in the aged care home.

Suitable for: Family carers and family members of people living with dementia.

This session is intended for people caring for or supporting a family member with dementia, who are considering or want to prepare for the transition to residential care.

This session can be delivered on behalf of Aged Care and Disability service providers onsite to people living with dementia and families. If you would like to discuss onsite delivery, please contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500. 

This session is not suitable for professional carers or people employed in the health or aged care industries. The resources, content and delivery will not meet the needs of professionals. To explore Dementia Australia’s range of professional development, please visit the Centre for Dementia Learning.