Dementia care options
Trusted information on caring for someone with dementia, including care options and support services
Assessment for respite
Respite care is a short stay in an aged-care home. An assessment works out how much help you need, and the types of services you're eligible to receive.
Find information and resources here on residential care services that provide accommodation and support for people who can no longer live at home.
Caring for someone can be physically and emotionally exhausting, but regular breaks can help relieve stress. Find out about respite care here.
Types of respite
Respite care can be given informally by family, neighbours and friends, or it can be provided by formal respite services.
Colds and flu diagnosis
If you are generally healthy, you probably won’t need to see a doctor to diagnose a cold. Find out about diagnosis of colds and flu.
Respite care for people with younger onset dementia
Everyone, including the main carer, needs to have time out to make sure they don’t burn out. One option to explore as early as possible is respite care.