Specialised person-centred Dementia Care
If you are living with dementia or caring for someone who does, Amana Living is here to support you with specialist expertise and person-centred care.
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When someone comes to Amana Living, they have already enjoyed long and rich lives, and have their own unique needs and preferences.
We understand this, and we know that people living with dementia are often unable to communicate their concerns clearly.
With the help of family, complementing our own observations, 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.
Helping people with dementia to remain as independent as they want to be is a vital part of what we do. This means drawing on their strengths and abilities to devise structured activities, and paying attention to their environment, such as signage, lighting, prompts and cues. We also provide support to family members and other informal carers, who are often highly stressed and coping alone in supporting the person living with dementia at home.
Staff training is a priority, and fundamental to excellence in dementia care. Our specialist dementia team draw on international best practice in guiding our staff and enhancing the care environment. Amana Living dementia specialists are regularly invited to contribute journal articles at a national level, and our McCusker Nurse Service has won two major industry awards, placing our team among leaders in dementia care.
Explore this section of the website to find out about the services we provide for people living with dementia and their carers.
In this video a Dementia Specialist explains how
dementia care works.
Our Dementia Care services are built on more than 50 years' experience and draws on international best practice
When you or a loved one receives a diagnosis of dementia, it can be a bewildering time. There are many possible pathways and options, so how do you work out which way to go?
We provide a range of support, both for the person living with dementia and their families or carers.
McCusker Nurse Service
The McCusker Nurse Service is a free service for carers of people living with dementia.
This award winning service was developed by Amana Living in 2011 and is funded by the McCusker Charitable Foundation, Perpetual Trustees and Amana Living Anglican Foundation to provide support for people caring for those with dementia.
To find out more, call the McCusker Nurse Service, or ask your health professional to make a referral.
You might need the McCusker Nurse Service if:
You are caring for a person living with dementia.
Your family member is living with dementia.
You are experiencing memory loss or have a diagnosis of dementia.
They can help you by:
Offering advice, support and reassurance.
Providing accurate information on resources available.
Guiding you to the dementia services that can help you.
Dementia Services Information Guides
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