Transitioning to respite and residential care - for clients

This course is available in
All states

This session provides information about the benefits of respite care, deciding when residential care may be needed, understanding residential care and continuing care at home.

Dementia Australia's facilitators have specialist dementia knowledge, skills and experience. These sessions are 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 will benefit people caring for or supporting a family member who has dementia in the mid, moderate and late stages of their journey. This session is not suitable for people living with dementia.

This session can be delivered on the 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 program 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.