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SDCU Open One Year

by Wintringham Communications

Twelve months ago Wintringham opened its very own purpose-built Specialist Dementia Care Unit, located at our McLean Lodge site in Flemington.

This came after Wintringham was chosen by the Australian Government's ‘Specialist Dementia Care Program’ (SDCP), to build a home that is specifically designed for people living with more severe stages of dementia. The program provides a person-centred, multidisciplinary approach to care for people with severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia, whose behaviours may put themselves or others at risk, or otherwise mean they are unable to be appropriately cared for by mainstream aged care services.

This home offers transitional care which aims to reduce or stabilise the symptoms of dementia and enable people to move to less intensive care accommodation. The average length of stay is around one year.

The homes have been architecturally designed to support people within a dementia friendly environment. It can accommodate six people including bedrooms with private ensuite, a kitchen, living area and office space. Dedicated additional staff have been employed to service the needs of our new residents.

“We’re excited to see this investment in supporting marginalised people, who are in great need of specialist support which will allow them to live comfortably and with dignity,” said Bryan Lipmann AM, CEO / Founder of Wintringham.

For any queries please contact the Wintringham Advice and Information Line on: 9034 4824.

A virtual tour of the Unit is available here: https://bit.ly/3cBr17L

This week is Dementia Action Week (20-26 Sept) with this year’s theme of “A little support makes a big difference”. Follow the link to Dementia Australia where you can find valuable resources www.dementia.org.au

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If you are over 50, struggling to make ends meet, want a quality affordable home and help when you need it. If you want a good life then contact us on 03 9034 4824.
Who We Are

Wintringham is a not-for-profit welfare organisation created to address the scourge of elderly homelessness. Wintringham Housing is registered in the state of Victoria as a Housing Association.

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