Improving respite care for people with dementia and their carer program

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Carers, families and aged care providers caring for a person living with dementia will soon be able to access more support through the Improving respite care for people with dementia and their carers program.

Dementia-specific respite support services will focus on providing:

  • carer education and wellbeing
  • innovative approaches to improving the quality and experience of respite care for people with dementia
  • improved respite care planning for people with dementia
  • increased capability of aged care providers to deliver quality respite care.

Organisations across multiple states and territories will deliver dementia-specific respite services, which will become available throughout the remainder of the year.

To find providers in your state or territory, and to find out about eligibility criteria, location and availability, visit Improving respite care for people living with dementia and their carers.

Let's change aged care, together

Every Australian should feel confident about accessing high quality and safe aged care, when and where they need it.

The changes mean Older people will have greater choice and control, services that respect and meet their needs, and support to stay independent as they age.

To find out more and help design the changes, visit the Get Involved page or call 1800 318 209.

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