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A Group Homes Australia Social Worker

A Group Homes Australia Social Worker

Why do we have a Social worker at Group Homes Australia? Getting diagnosed with dementia, doctors will often give a diagnosis and book to see you 6 months later. The family and the person that have received a bombshell of news will go home and need to figure out how...

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A dance with dementia

A dance with dementia

Every person living with dementia will do it differently. It’s like a dance, some days the moves are smooth and in time to the music intertwining with life seamlessly. And then there are days when you dance with dementia and it’s clumsy and out of sync with the people...

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What does it mean to step into someone’s reality?

What does it mean to step into someone’s reality?

In traditional dementia care, there is this school of thought that says you should never lie to someone living with dementia. People use strategies such as re-orientation, re-direction, diversion, distraction and/or validation. Another tool to consider is stepping...

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Optimizing helpful stimulation

Optimizing helpful stimulation

At Group Homes Australia, we believe that the environment is a contributing therapeutic factor for someone living with dementia. If the environment is too big, it can be overstimulating and disabling, causing the person living with dementia to feel vulnerable. Whereas...

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The Difference between Group Homes and Aged Care Facilities?

The Difference between Group Homes and Aged Care Facilities?

Deciding which aged care option is right for you, your partner, your parent or your loved one, can be difficult – especially if you’re new to the world of aged care and not sure where to start. There are a number of traditional aged care options to choose from – from...

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