• I am over 50
  • I am struggling to make ends meet
  • I want a quality affordable home
  • I want help when I need it
  • I Want A Good Life

Specialist Dementia Care Program at Wintringham

The Specialist Dementia Care Program (SDCP) is an Australian Government initiative that provides a person-centred, multidisciplinary approach to care for people with severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

This program is designed to reduce or stabilise symptoms, allowing people to move back into less intensive aged care environments. The average length of stay is about 12 months.

Given our 30-plus years of experience supporting people aged over 50 with complex needs, Wintringham was chosen to deliver this specialised service.

Our purpose built Specialist Dementia Care Unit, located at Wintringham’s McLean Lodge Residential Aged Care Home in Flemington offers a warm, welcoming and tailored environment for its residents. See more about McLean Lodge here.

The Unit is 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. Specialist staff provide personalised 24 hour care including recreation staff, seven days per week.

A virtual tour of the Unit which opened in September 2020 is available below.


Who is eligible for the SDCP?

The SDCP has been designed for people aged 50 years and over who are exhibiting very severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia and have been assessed as eligible to receive residential aged care.

Eligibility for SDCP is determined by Dementia Support Australia.

You can make a referral by contacting Dementia Support Australia on 1800 699 799 or click here to complete an online referral form.

Alternatively, please call Wintringham’s Service & Intake Information team during business hours on: 03 9034 4824 or email: intake@wintringham.org.au

How Can We Help You?
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.

How Can You Help Us?
Wintringham values the critical roles of staff and volunteers. We also welcome donations and the generosity of philanthropic partners.
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