At Home with Dementia is a free Dementia Australia service that helps you make your home more dementia-friendly.
What is a dementia-friendly home?
A dementia-friendly home is a safe home, but it can be much more than that, too. A truly dementia-friendly home should also support the independence, comfort, functioning and wellbeing of everyone who lives there.
There are a lot of ways to make your home more dementia-friendly, but it can be hard to do it all on your own. That’s why At Home with Dementia is here to help.
How does At Home with Dementia work?
After you request the service, one of our highly experienced and qualified Dementia Australia Occupational Therapists will contact you by phone, email or video call. They will introduce themselves and the program, then guide you to:
- assess your home to see what’s working well and where there are challenges
- work out your support needs and goals
- decide on helpful changes and improvements around the house
- make a personalised support plan to make those changes
- get referrals and recommendations to other useful services.
Your Dementia Australia Occupational Therapist will follow up with you eight to twelve weeks later to see how you’re going and help with any problems you’re having in making the improvements in your plan.
Note: At Home with Dementia doesn’t provide in-home assessments for major home modifications, or NDIS or My Aged Care occupational therapy-related assessments.
Who can use At Home with Dementia?
If you or someone else living in your home has dementia, or changes in thinking and memory, At Home with Dementia is for you.
At Home with Dementia is currently available across Australia.
More on dementia-friendly homes
To learn more about improving homes for people living with dementia, you can watch our expert webinars: