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Quality Dementia And Alzheimer’s Care in Australia

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Dementia is one of the biggest health concerns facing Australia. Latest statistics reveal a startling situation that is a cause of worry for all Australians. As per the recent data, over 321,600 Australians are suffering from Dementia. Fact that is even more worrisome is that the number is expected to rise to three million by 2050. In another shocking revelation made by a research, 1700 new cases of Dementia are reported every week in Australia. In other words, every six minutes a new case of dementia is reported. By 2050, 7400 new cases of dementia will be added to the list each week.

In such a scenario, quality Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care is the need of the hour. With increase in the incidence of dementia, quality aged care nursing homes that offer Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care are of prime importance. More than just an aged care home, what we need are nursing homes that can become a second home for the senior citizens suffering from dementia. It should be a place where they can feel better, be with the people of their age and can get best possible professional care.

Apart from nursing homes that offer Aged care nursing services and Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care, what we require is a large force of trained nursing professionals who specialise in Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care. With the steep increase in number of people suffering from dementia, more and more people would be required to provide an effective care and treatment to the patients. In addition, for the ageing population to seek shelter in an aged care nursing home they would require Aged care assessment. To accommodate the increasing numbers, we would require more providers for Aged care assessment Service.

Considering all these aspects, we can say that aged care nursing homes like Kankinya, which specialise in Dementia and Alzheimer’s care offer a role model for other such facilities. At Kankinya, they offer excellent aged care nursing, and dementia and Alzheimer’s care services. Unlike other aged care nursing homes, they have a “free to roam” policy and just as importantly a “non restraint” policy. They have a wonderfully dedicated staff, and a building that is purposely designed to encourage residents to wander freely without becoming frustrated. They have designed and built a circular hallway system that embraces dementia rather than fight against it. They offer a companion style living for the dementia residents.

They have a host of daily activities on site which include games, bingo, music, art, movies, reading, regular outings etc., and they celebrate most cultural and traditional events including the Melbourne cup, Fluoride, Valentine’s day and more with much decorations and fun for all.

Such aged care-nursing providers are the need of the changing times, and promise a better lifestyle to those suffering from dementia.

Our homecare facility in Canberra has been architecturally designed and constructed to ensure that our residents, consisting mostly of those suffering from varying degrees of Alzheimer’s or Dementia, are able to wander freely around the facility. Of all the aged care nursing facilities in Canberra, we are the only recognised and designated facility specialising in advanced dementia management.

Kankinya offers a safe and caring environment to its residents and caters to the needs of a wide range of elderly residents. While our location is convenient to most aspects of Canberra life, but sometimes convenience is not all that you need. We always ask our prospective families as to what exactly they require for their parent or partner and the usual answer is, “We want them to be happy and safe” and this is the motto that guides us at our aged care facility in Canberra.

We are proud of the fact that we are the providers of best Dementia care in Canberra. Besides being the leaders in aged care and dementia management, we also take pride in being the safest facility in ACT. We comply with all the Nursing Home safety standards to ensure the safety of our residents. We have a “9C” Fire Safety Compliance which includes state of the art fire detection systems and sprinklers throughout. We understand that elderly have a right to a good quality of life and freedom, and we have designed our facilities keeping this in mind. Unlike all other Aged care facilities in Canberra, we do not have our residents locked away in so called “secure areas” that are hidden from the general public. Our residents enjoy highest degree of freedom within the safety of our facility, which provides a highest possible quality of life to our reside.

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