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Let Homage carers and nurses support your loved one with dementia from the comfort of home. Dementia care services are available from 1-hour onwards.

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Almost 1 in 10 above 65 years old has dementia in Australia

Dementia is not a part of normal ageing.

It is a medical condition that causes brain cells to die at a faster rate than normal. The resulting progressive cognitive decline leads to increasing difficulties in coping with everyday activities. Common types of dementia in Australia include Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia caused by reduced blood flow to parts of the brain, Lewy body dementia and frontotemporal dementia.

On average, a person with dementia lives four to eight years after diagnosis, but can live as long as 20 years.

Dementia Symptoms

Dementia is not just forgetfulness

The effects of dementia go beyond memory problems and can affect our ability to think clearly, solve problems, communicate with others, and care for ourselves. Mood swings and even changes to your loved one’s personality and behaviour are also part of it. When caring for a person with dementia, irregular behaviours and communication difficulties can make caregiving challenging.

Dementia care across the stages

The symptoms of dementia progress over time and changes across the stages. During this period, dementia can be broadly separated into three categories: mild, moderate and advanced. It may be difficult to place a person with dementia in a specific stage as stages may overlap.

These stages help to provide some insight on the symptoms, how the abilities of our loved ones change and possible care support needed.

Mild Stage

Individuals can function independently, with memory or concentration difficulties.

Care Support 

  • Medication reminders
  • Staying active
  • Companionship

Moderate Stage

Individuals have greater difficulty performing routine tasks and communicating. Personality and behavioural changes may take place.

Care Support

  • Medication reminders
  • Staying active
  • Companionship
  • Personal hygiene and grooming
  • Check-in visits

Advanced Stage

Individuals lose their ability to communicate and eventually, to control movement. Significant personality changes may take place.

Care Support

  • Assist with daily living activities (ADLs)
  • Companionship
  • Night caregiving
  • Nursing procedures

What support is available for individuals with dementia?

We have walked the journey with numerous families and their loved one with dementia. Our Care Pros have the relevant training and experience to properly support, understand and care for you and your loved one. Learn how they can help.

Companionship

Befriend and engage through conversations, interactive activities and outdoor trips.

Staying Active

Keep the mind and body active and alert with physical exercises and stimulating brain activities.

Nursing Care

Monitor and administer nursing procedures from tube feed and suctioning to injections and wound care.

Home Therapy

Alleviate symptoms and improve the bodily functions of your loved ones to boost self-confidence.

Cost of Dementia Care in Australia

It is estimated that the average cost of caring for a person with dementia in residential aged care is approximately $88,000 per year.

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Daily Living Care

from
$ 55 /hour*
By local certified support workers

Nursing Care

from
$ 100 /hour*
By local licensed nurses
Looking for long-hour care packages for your loved ones? Save up to 20% with our care packages for multiple sessions. Speak with our Care Advisors to find out more.

Government and Private Funding Options Available

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

We can support you as you strive to achieve your goals in independent living. We respect every person’s diversity, culture and identity.

You may use your NDIS funding to engage our disability support services if:

You self-manage your NDIS funds
You may directly book services with us. Homage will issue you the service invoice for you to submit claims.

A plan manager manages your NDIS funds
You may connect Homage with your plan manager to facilitate service bookings using your NDIS funds.

Home Care Package (HCP)

Your unique needs and choices, big or small, are what we focus on. We respect every person’s diversity, culture and identity.

You may use your Home Care Packages to fund your Homage services if you self-manage your HCP. You may connect Homage with your registered self-managed provider to facilitate service bookings using your HCP funds.

We also support both private clients and those on the government waitlist but require care urgently. Please speak to our Care Advisor today at 1300 705 029 if you require care support.

Why Families Prefer Homage

Zero Commitment

Book flexible care solutions from 1 hour with no ongoing commitment required.

No Management Fee

Pay only for the care services you receive.

Transparent Pricing

Know the exact cost of service before booking.

Dedicated Care Professionals

Receive quality care from a carefully selected pool of experienced Care Professionals.

Urgent Care Support

Find support for your urgent care needs.

Personalised Care Plans

Let Homage Care Advisors create a care plan specific to your needs and choices.

Long Term Care Packages

Allow your funding to last longer with our long term packages that offer the same quality care at at lower cost.

Care Reporting

Receive a care report after every visit so you understand the care your loved ones have received for peace of mind.

How does Homage work?

How it Works - Step 1

Speak to a Care Advisor

Call us at 1300 705 029 or request a callback from our friendly Care Advisory team. Learn more about our range of services and find out how Homage Care Professionals can help.

How it Works - Step 2

Make a Care Plan together

We will work with you to develop a personalised Care Plan based on your loved one’s health status, care requirements, and additional preferences.

How it Works - Step 3

Your personalised care begins

Together we will match you and your loved ones with an exceptional Care Professional. Stay up to date after every appointment with detailed reports on the Homage app.

Top questions about Dementia Care

Service FAQ

How do I care for someone with dementia?

Studies have shown that having a close relationship with a caregiver can help to slow down the progression and effects of a person living with dementia. Furthermore, by building a meaningful relationship with a loved one with dementia can make caregiving more fulfilling for the caregiver.

What are the 7 stages of dementia?

According to the Global Deterioration Scale for Assessment of Primary Degenerative Dementia (GDS), also known as the Reisberg Scale, there are 7 stages of dementia:

  1. No cognitive decline: Individuals show no signs of dementia, are mentally healthy and are able to function normally.
  2. Very mild cognitive decline: Individuals may experience mild forgetfulness, a normal sign of ageing among older adults.
  3. Mild cognitive decline: Individuals experience more severe and a wider range of symptoms, including mild difficulty in concentrating, decreased work performance, verbal repetition, getting lost more frequently, and having trouble finding the right words when communicating. 
  4. Moderate cognitive decline: Individuals experience a range of cognitive issues that can be distinguished through various examinations, including the inability to travel to new places alone, social withdrawal, and losing track of date and time.
  5. Moderately severe cognitive decline: Individuals can no longer function and perform the basic activities of daily living independently.
  6. Severe cognitive decline (middle dementia): Individuals have problems communicating and performing basic activities of daily living without help.
  7. Very severe cognitive decline (late dementia): Individuals experience a loss of verbal abilities and motor skills, inability to walk, difficulties swallowing, and urinary incontinence.

At what point do dementia patients need 24 hour care?

During the middle stages of dementia where an individual is no longer able to perform activities of daily living independently, 24-hour care may be required to keep your loved one safe.

Does Homage provide live-in dementia care service?

We currently provide 24-hour dementia care services but not live-in caregiving.

Two Homage Care Professionals will be scheduled for the visits, and care will be split into 12-hour shifts to support you and your loved one round-the-clock each day.

How fast will I receive dementia support?

Once you have confirmed you will like to proceed with engaging Homage’s dementia care service, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Care Professional as fast as within 24-48 hours.

What are Homage dementia care packages?

We have interim to longer-term home care packages with varying care durations so that you and your loved one can find a dementia care package that best fit your needs and preferences. Home care packages can also help save up to 25% for multiple care sessions. Reach out to our Care Advisors at 1300 705 029 for more details.

Who are the Homage Care Professionals?

Homage Care Professionals are Australians (and permanent residents) who are passionate and dedicated to delivering quality home care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained support workers and licensed nurses from all walks of life.

What is the shortest duration for a dementia care visit?

The duration of a Homage dementia care visit starts from just one hour, depending on the family’s preferences and your loved one’s needs.

Can I use my Home Care Package (HCP) funding for Homage services?

You may use your Home Care Packages (HCP) to engage Homage services if you self-manage your HCP. You may connect Homage with your registered Self-managed provider to facilitate service bookings using your HCP funds.

We support both private clients and those on the government waitlist but require care urgently. Please speak to our Care Advisor today at 1300 705 029 if you require care support.

Can I use my NDIS funding for Homage services?

You may use your NDIS funds to engage Homage services if:

1) You self-manage your NDIS funds – you may directly book services with us. Homage will issue you the service invoice for you to submit claims.

2) A plan manager manages your NDIS funds – you may connect Homage with your plan manager to facilitate service bookings using your NDIS funds.

We support both private clients and those on the government waitlist but require care urgently. Please speak to our Care Advisor today at 1300 705 029 if you require care support.

I have 2 elderly at home. Can a Care Professional care for both?

To ensure you or your loved one receives undivided attention and care, each care recipient would be matched to a dedicated Care Professional who fits their needs and preference. If there are 2 elderly in the same home who needs care, a Care Professional would be present to care for each recipient respectively.

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