Kincare carer and elderly customer with dementia smiling around the dinner table at home

A care plan to live safely at home with dementia

by KinCare — 19 July 2021

A KinCare care plan can give you or your loved one living with dementia the right support to continue living independently at home with improved quality of life.

KinCare offers a wide range of support for people living at home with dementia and their carers. Our approach aims to improve quality of life for people living with dementia. We do this by providing advice and guidance, and we partner with our customers to create care plans that are tailored to each person’s unique needs and circumstances. From practical help around the home to providing respite for carers, our in-home support can make a world of difference to someone living with dementia and their loved ones.

Care and services for people living at home with dementia

  • Practical advice and early planning: People with dementia and their carers can benefit from early planning. As a specialist in aged care services, KinCare provides advice on where to seek guidance to help you with early planning and decision-making, understanding dementia, and preparing for change.
  • Domestic care: A little regular help with household chores such as cooking and cleaning can make a big difference to somebody living with dementia. It ensures that somebody outside the home is visiting regularly and takes care of all those tasks that become difficult to complete when you’re living with dementia.
  • Healthcare services: KinCare’s nursing team can support you or your loved one’s healthcare needs from the comfort of home. Our nurses assist with medication management, treating chronic conditions, referring to allied health services and planning ahead. Some of our staff are trained specifically for dementia care. Our Customer Care Managers can connect you to dementia care specialists, other clinicians and resources including our dementia library, tools, books and tipsheets.
  • Personal care: Getting a good start to your day can help improve quality of life. KinCare’s Home Care Workers can help with showering, grooming and dressing. Just a few hours of personal care each week can make a real difference to a person living with dementia who may find daily tasks difficult to remember.

How KinCare can support you

With just the right amount of extra support and care, staying in your own home can mean maintaining your independence for longer. Nursing care can give you health advice whenever you need it, or provide long-term expert care. Whatever your needs and concerns are, our skilled and experienced nursing team will be there for you.

  • Allied health services: Our multidisciplinary team of therapists will support you or your loved one to stay mentally and physically active while living safely at home. We provide expert guidance and recommendations for home modifications, assist with supplying equipment and aids to promote independence and mobility, and share resources to help you understand and manage memory loss and confusion.
  • Support to maintain social connections: Maintaining personal connections and interests is not only rewarding but also highly therapeutic. KinCare’s range of programs and aids assists people with dementia to maintain connections and continue their hobbies and interests. These include access to social and support groups, transport to help people get out and about to events and activities, and companionship.
  • Respite care: If you’re a carer, taking time out to recharge can make a world of difference for you and the person you’re caring for. A KinCare Home Care Worker can spend a few hours a week with your loved one while you take a break. At KinCare, we’ll discuss your best options when it comes to respite care.
  • Access to dementia care specialists: For expert advice, we’ll put you in touch with our staff who have specialist training in dementia care. They provide coaching and assistance to help you or your loved one understand dementia behaviours, triggers, communication difficulties, distraction techniques and ways to reduce anxiety and agitation. Our Customer Care Managers can also link you and your loved one to dementia care specialists and other clinicians when required. If you need additional support, counselling and information to help with understanding dementia and what to expect, we can connect you to the right services for your unique situation.


You don’t need to move out of home

The first signs of dementia, such as memory loss or confusion, don’t have to mean moving out of your beloved home. Personalised support from KinCare, tailored to your needs and circumstances, can provide the help and assistance you and your family may need to stay living independently, while managing dementia. KinCare will work with you to help develop a quality of life care plan that’s the best fit for your needs now and in the future. Contact KinCare today for support to stay living at home with dementia.