Find answers to our most asked Dementia Services Questions
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.
Does Amana Living offer permanent residential care for people living with dementia?
Seven of our residential centres offer care tailored for people living with dementia: explore the map to find the centre nearest you.
How much do dementia services cost?
The cost will depend on the type of respite care you choose and your eligibility for Government support.
The McCusker Nurse Service is free and a good place to start if you are eligible. For other services, check the pricing tabs to find out more.
How do I find out if I’m eligible for dementia services?
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.
Why would I choose Amana Living dementia services?
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.
How can I find the services that are right for us?
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 850 146.