Dementia Care Centres
When a person living with dementia comes to live with us, the first thing we do is get to know them.
By listening to their story, and involving family if they wish, we are better able to understand our residents’ unique needs and preferences. This helps us to ensure they continue to live an enriching life that’s meaningful to them, while providing top quality clinical and personal care round the clock.
Seven Amana Living residential care centres offer dementia-specific accommodation and care in a secure environment. Six of these are in Perth and one in Kalgoorlie.
Our care centres offer some of the most spacious rooms in the industry, most with private ensuites, and many with private lounge rooms and kitchenettes.
Kinross and Bull Creek – our dedicated dementia service centres – house a range of services for people living with dementia and their carers. As well as permanent residential care, they have respite clubs and cottages, where people living with dementia can spend time getting used to the centre before the time comes for more permanent care. Go to the Respite Care<link> section for more information.
Our two McCusker Nurses are based at these centres, and further dementia-specific services are planned for the sites.
Contact us on 1300 26 26 26 to request a tour of the care centres that interest you.
Amana Living residential care centres provide permanent accommodation and 24-hour care and services for those who are no longer able to live in their own home.
- Our carers form the backbone of the facilities, spending quality time with each resident throughout the day as they attend to their personal care needs.
- Specialised care is provided by physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dementia specialists and clinical nurse consultants.
- Hospitality staff provide meals, cleaning and laundry services.
Residents are encouraged to maintain as much independence as possible, making the most of their strengths and abilities, and to maintain connections with others. At the same time, we understand that people with dementia can become over-stimulated and often need to take their time, and so we allow for this in the way we structure their day.
Staff have dementia care training, and receive support from our specialist dementia team. This includes a review of the environment to make sure residents can find their way and feel at ease.
The team also provides resources designed to encourage activity or relaxation. In devising routines and activities, they pay close attention to the emotional, psychological and social aspects of each person’s life.
Most of our care centres have respite beds for stays of a week or longer, to give family carers a chance to recharge their batteries, and to enable residents to get a taste of residential care prior to permanent admission.
Use our interactive map to browse our locations and go to the menu links for further information on each centre.
To find out if you are eligible to live in a care centre, you must be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT).
Your first step is to contact your GP who will arrange this assessment for you.
The ACAT includes a doctor, nurse, social worker and other health professionals. They will review your care needs and determine the best way to meet them.
If the assessment states that you have been approved for permanent admission into residential care, you are ready for the next step.
If your assessment approves you instead for home care or respite care (a short-term stay in a care centre), go to the following links to find out more:
Our dementia services have grown from more than 50 years of experience and draw on international best practice. Helping people with dementia to remain as independent as they want to be is a vital part of what we do. With the help of family and our own observation, we work out what each person’s individual social, spiritual and emotional needs are, so that we can take a holistic approach to their care.
In addition, we provide support to family and other informal carers, who are often highly stressed and coping alone in supporting the person living with dementia at home.
The best way to find the right service or package to suit your circumstances is to call us. We’re here to guide you as to the best options for you. Contact us on 1300 26 26 26.
The person I care for is living with dementia. Are there services that support us both prior to permanent residential care?
McCusker Nurse Service: This is a free service for the carers of those living with dementia. It gives you the best chance of finding your way through the maze of resources and support available to you.
Respite care: Often people with dementia benefit from short-term respite care, either by coming along to one of our clubs or with a short stay in a residential care centre. This is an opportunity for you to have a much-needed break.
Seven of our residential centres offer care tailored for people living with dementia: explore the map to find the centre nearest you.
Depending on your needs and preferences, you may be eligible for Government-subsidised home care or day respite services. We can help you find out what services are available to you and ensure you receive the best care package.
To find out if you are eligible for permanent or respite care in a residential care centre, you must be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). Contact your GP to arrange an assessment.
To access the McCusker Nurse Service, you must be living within specific areas north and south of the Swan River in Perth. Go to the eligibility tab for that service to find out more.