Staying at Home
Multicultural Dementia Friends Wellbeing Centre
The “Staying at Home” program, funded by the Australian Government, is dedicated to empowering carers who assist individuals diagnosed with dementia, including family members, friends, and relatives. Our goal is to provide valuable wellbeing support and foster a nurturing community to enhance your caregiving journey.
The program aims to:
- Help carers feel better and reduce burdens
- Improve the quality of life for people diagnosed with dementia and their carers
- Teach carers better skills for at-home dementia care
- Increase confidence and knowledge around respite care for carers
- Plan respite care together
- Delay the need for people diagnosed with dementia to move into nursing homes
- Improve aged care for quality dementia support
Multicultural Dementia Wellbeing Centres are located in Casey, Hume, and Greater Geelong areas. These centres will serve as hubs for activities and services. Please note that individuals diagnosed with dementia must be accompanied by their carers.
Individuals with dementia and their carers are welcome to join. Select the nearest Centre to you in Casey, Hume, or Geelong based on your location. We accept referrals from Metropolitan Melbourne and Geelong.
Small Group Services
Services will be provided in small groups, with a maximum of 5 couples (carer and care recipient) in each session. These groups will include people with dementia, their carer, and professionals from the Melbourne Metropolitan area.
What services will the program offer?
- Personalised assessment and care planning: AMCS’ experienced staff will work closely with you to create a tailored care plan that addresses your specific needs, goals, and preferences.
- Meaningful Activities: We organise culturally targeted and personalised group activities, outings, and experiences based on participants’ preferences.
- Peer Support: Carers will have the opportunity to join Friendship Groups and form an online platform for ongoing peer support, networking, and socializing.
- Wellbeing Checks: We facilitate regular health and wellbeing checks for registered carers, ensuring your overall wellness.
- Education and Skill Development: Monthly sessions will enhance carers’ coping skills, communication, and digital literacy. Care recipients can benefit from coaching sessions.
- Referrals and Connections: We offer warm referrals to other service providers when needed, ensuring comprehensive support.
- Link to Existing Services: Carers will be connected to AMCS’s existing services, including employment support, social/physical activities, and digital technology training programs.
How can I get involved?
To find out more about eligibility, program locations, and the services we offer, you can either fill out the form below or contact us through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (03) 9689 9170. Our team will quickly respond to your questions and help you through the next steps to join the program.
We’re excited to have you join us at the Multicultural Dementia Friends Wellbeing Centre to make a positive impact on your caregiving journey.