Dementia Day Care services refers to the provision of structured group activities to people with dementia, designed to develop, maintain or support the capacity for independent living and social interaction which are conducted in a day centre setting.
Such services provide valuable social support to people with dementia illnesses and these programs often directly or indirectly provide emotional support to the carers of people with dementia.
These services involve a structured program and may include activities such as:
- personal care (eg assistance with toileting)
- provision of a meal and assistance with eating
- music therapy
- allied health care
- outings and day trips
- provision of transport to and from centre-based care
- communication with carers where appropriate
Carers, if any, will receive a break from their usual caring relationship.
Link to Alzheimer’s Australia