Spotlight: Aged Care
World Alzheimer’s Day is observed annually on 21 September, to heighten awareness of the most common form of dementia (accounting for between 60 and 80 percent of cases).
This year’s theme is the Power of Knowledge. Alzheimer’s shrinks the brain and causes brain cells to die, impairing an individual’s memory and ability to think and work independently.
While there is no known cure, significant inroads are being made to optimise the quality of life for Alzheimer’s patients. Within Rochester and Elmore District Health Service’s Yalukang Aged Care
facility, we have a specialist 10-bed Memory Support Unit for residents living with dementia.
This Unit is complemented by a sensory garden featuring scents and textures that serve as a reminder of earlier days.
The garden was part of a significant redevelopment project designed to best meet the needs of residents with memory challenges.
Yalukang has also adopted the Montessori Model of Care for dementia and ageing, a person-centred
framework which promotes authentic independence and self-esteem.
One of Montessori’s key principles is “help me to do it myself”.
To learn more about the Memory Support Unit or REDHS Aged Care, call 5484 4461 or visit our website.
Understanding Home Care Packages
REDHS Home Care Packages are simply a helping hand for eligible members of the community.
Support may include:
Personal Care – help with everyday tasks like showering & dressing
Home Care – help with day to day activities, cleaning, meals, maintenance & gardening
Aids & Equipment – help with items to support independent living
Transport – help to go shopping & attend appointments
Social Support – help to get out & about & remain engaged with the community
Allied Health – help to access specialist care like podiatrists and physiotherapists
Case Management – a client advisor to work with you to achieve your goals
To learn more, call 5484 4465 or visit our website.