Today, your donation will help bring the best dementia support out of aged care facilities, and into people’s homes.
If someone you know has dementia, you’ll understand that caring for them at home is an around-the-clock-responsibility. It can be stressful, exhausting and heartbreaking. Unfortunately, so much of the best dementia care is only available in aged care facilities like Blue Care’s.
There are so many families out there struggling with the pressures of caring for a loved one with dementia at home.
We need your help to change that – by equipping Blue Care’s Dementia Squad. A team who can take the specialist dementia care and tools needed to the homes of Queenslanders caring for a loved one with dementia.
Your donation will enable the Dementia Squad to provide the tools and therapies proven to help those living with dementia, in the comfort and care of their own home:
$25 could go towards digital voice recorders to help people living with dementia share and record their life story.
$50 will help purchase music therapy equipment – to support people living with dementia express themselves creatively through music.
$100 could help buy lifelike weighted dolls used in therapies to reduce anxiety and agitation for people living with dementia.
Your donation will give Blue Care’s Dementia Squad access to the tools and equipment only available in aged care homes.
Help Blue Care’s Dementia Squad keep families together at home, for longer.
When Jeanette started to show symptoms of dementia, she and her daughter Claudine knew they had to make a tough decision about her care.
“I didn’t want her to go into a nursing home, and she wasn’t ready for one either.”
“I wanted to keep mum at home for as long as possible.”
But Claudine has a nine-year-old son and works full-time managing a business. Juggling a family and work, while caring for her mum, left Claudine emotionally and physically exhausted.
Claudine reached out to Blue Care for help. Thankfully, with the support of donations from the community, we have launched a new team of specialist carers – the Dementia Squad. Carers like Taylar, who provide care and companionship to Jeanette, and much-needed respite for Claudine.
The Dementia Squad are also trained to provide therapies proven to help those living with dementia to stay active and engaged in life – enabling them to stay at home, for longer.
We need your help to bring these therapies into the homes of Queenslanders like Jeanette and Claudine.