CraigCare’s focus is on creating safe, caring, inclusive and purposeful home-like environments for those living with dementia.
There are fun, and frequent activities planned and facilitated by specialist therapists, carers and lifestyle coordinators so you can continue to enjoy life and feel a sense of purpose and joy each day.
Our commitment is to deliver clinical care in a holistic model that puts the individual first.
We call this, I AM ME. Our approach strongly incorporates evidence-based practice from Montessori and Dementia Australia.
Our care team help families to understand more about dementia and enjoy quality time with their loved one. Here are some of the ways we help:
Dementia can cause unique challenges to pain assessment as common behaviours associated with pain may be absent or difficult to interpret. Both behaviour and pain charting help to identify if behaviours escalate due to pain and if pain relief is effective in managing behaviours. CraigCare’s specialist medical teams in each of our homes partners with you to find the right individualised management plan.
CraigCare ensures individual needs and preferences are recognised and delivered. We offer food and dining options that maintain control, choice, independence and dignity with meals, drinks and eating ability. All meals are prepared in-house using only the highest quality fresh ingredients. Our seasonal menus are created by our Executive Chef and each meal is nutritionally evaluated and endorsed by dieticians.
At CraigCare, all aspects of living in our aged care homes – from personal care to communication, from breakfast to bedtime, from garden to dining room –support a person’s sense of self. We offer safe and well-designed physical and social environments that uphold a sense of identity and promote self-esteem among our residents.
CraigCare homes have a welcoming, home-like environment with a true sense of comfort and warmth. We are committed to upholding the freedoms, independence and privacy you want with our professional but personal care. There are so many reasons to choose CraigCare as your care provider and below are just a few:
The transition to aged care can sometimes be a stressful time for families. We are here to help you every step of the way. Below is our simple 4-step process to being welcomed into the CraigCare family. If you have any questions about admissions into a CraigCare home, please contact our friendly Admissions team by calling 0468 718 856 or click here to submit an online enquiry.
CraigCare offers several types of care and support to a variety of residents, all with different needs and desires. We welcome those with low to high care needs and everything in between. Below are the other primary types of care we offer at CraigCare:
Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe the symptoms of a large group of illnesses which may cause a progressive decline in a person’s functioning, including a loss of memory, social skills, intellect and usual emotional reactions.
There are a number of different forms of dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease being the most common.
It is critical to consult with a doctor as early as possible.
Your doctor will arrange a complete medical assessment which may identify a treatable condition, or it may confirm the presence of dementia.
Many conditions have similar symptoms to dementia (e.g. infections, depression, nutritional deficiencies, urinary tract infections), so it’s important to have a correct diagnosis.
At-home dementia care support is ideal for anyone living with dementia who needs a small amount of assistance with maintaining independence and safety around the home.
For those living with dementia who can no longer live safely and independently at home, residential aged care is the best option.
Residential aged care peace of mind that your loved one is safe and cared for by a qualified team of professionals 24/7.
When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, many families try to continue caring for them at home for as long as possible.
But caregiving can become increasingly difficult as many types of dementia are chronic and progressive. Talk to your loved one and their medical care team and family members to determine whether home care services or residential aged care is the best option to keep them as healthy, safe and happy as possible.
The following signs may indicate when residential aged care is the best option:
Dementia care is about creating safe, caring, inclusive and purposeful home-like environments for residents living with dementia.
When delivering dementia care services, a residential aged care home absolutely must take into account a number of factors in their service delivery including medication and behaviour management, nutrition and dining services, social and lifestyle programs, environmental factors (e.g. sensory areas, quiet zones, walking paths in the garden areas) and staffing ratios, qualifications and ongoing training.
All of our CraigCare homes take these factors into consideration when delivering dementia care for our residents.
If you have any questions about CraigCare, our friendly Admissions team will be happy to help. Please contact them by calling 0468 718 856 or by completing the form below to send an online message.