Residential Care

bigstock-Two-elderly-business-people-ta-63499396Making the decision to find an alternative to caring for a person with dementia at home can be one of the most difficult decisions families and carers will make. This may be particularly true if the person with dementia is a long-term partner. Being informed and prepared can help make this decision less stressful. Knowing about the services, government policies and costs of residential care can help you make the best decision, even if the decision has to be made quickly.

An Aged Care Assessment is required before a person can enter residential care through the Aged Care Assessment Team. Contact 1300 792 755 for Illawarra/Shoalhaven

Key Contacts

  • Aged Care Assessment Team:
    • 1300 792 755
  • My Aged Care Home Finder:
    • 1800 400 222
  • DPS Aged Care Guide:
    • 1300 186 688
  • Human Services Network:
  • National Dementia Helpline:
    • 1800 100 500
  • Dementia Advisory Service:
    • Illawarra: 4296 6747
    • Shoalhaven: 4422 9583

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