Specialised Dementia Care
Dementia impacts the entire family. The impact of coming to terms with a diagnosis cannot be underestimated.
We focus on the person and what they can achieve
At Bethanie we recognise these concerns and the anxiety that may arise as a consequence. These emerge because often, it is not knowing what to do or when help is needed.
Many of our homes offer specialised dementia care. We follow a unique and dedicated six-point philosophy that looks at the care needs from the individuals' perspective, including well-being, communication, care planning, environment, education and partnerships.
Our person-centred care includes family and friends being involved as a care partner. Our team understand how important it is to talk with the individual and include family and friends when they plan care, both now and in the future
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Many of our homes offer specialised dementia care. We follow a unique and dedicated six-point philosophy that looks at the care needs form the individuals' perspective, including well-being, communication, care planning, environment, education and partnerships.
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Residents living with dementia at Bethanie Waters Aged Care Home can now identify with their rooms more easily thanks to True Doors and stickers which look like the front door of a house.
Residents and family members selected the home-like doors with each door being unique to a resident.
True Doors will eventually replace all doors in the dementia wing. 16 down, 24 to go!
What can I bring with me?
For comfortable living, each room comes equipped with a bed, bedside chair and cabinets for you to store your clothing and belongings in.
To help you personalise your room and make you feel comfortable, you are welcome to bring in your own personal items. For example photos, ornaments and blankets. Larger items are welcome as long as they do not present a safety issue. This can be discussed prior to arriving.
Are there waitlists?
Each home has a waitlist and residents are admitted based on a variety of factors including their needs and the capabilities of the home at that time.
What do I need to enter?
Depending on your individual circumstances, you may be eligible for government funding. To find out what level of funding you are eligible for, you will need to complete an assessment through the Government’s Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). Bethanie can help you arrange a free referral or you can register with My Aged Care www.MyAgedCare.gov.au We also require a Bethanie Application Form be completed. This provides us with the information we need to progress your entry.
What is a RAD / DAP?
Depending on your individual circumstances, you may need to make an Accommodation payment. The RAD and the DAP are the two ways you can choose to pay this.
The Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) is a lump sum payment which is fully refundable when the room is vacated.
The Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) is a daily payment which is not refundable.
You may also pay a combination of RAD and DAP. For example, part lump sum payment and part daily payment.
What are the care costs?
How much you pay depends on your individual circumstances. In most cases, the majority of the cost is covered by the Commonwealth Government.
You may need to pay the following depending on your individual circumstances:
• A Basic Daily Care Fee
• An Accommodation Payment
• A Means Tested Care Fee – annual and lifetime caps apply
• Extra Service or Additional Service Fees (where applicable)