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Dementia Support Nurse

Dementia Support Nurse

Telephone 5367 9676
Fax 5367 4274
Contact Manager Community Nursing
Address Bacchus Marsh Community Health Centre
Turner Street, Bacchus Marsh 3340
Service Description The Dementia Support Nurse works with the District Nurse team and visits clients in their own homes. She offers holistic assessments, information, support and education to both clients (with dementia) and their carers. Positive approaches to living with dementia will assist the clients to live as long as possible in their own homes. The nurse may also refer to other health professionals.
Eligibility The client has dementia.
Access hours 4 Days a week, 8.00a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Referral process General Practitioner, Hospital, Aged Care Assessment Service, Regional Assessment Service, family or self referral.
By client’s General Practitioner, Treating Hospital, Regional Assessment Service, Aged Care Assessment service or self referral.
Cost to client Pensioner under 65 years $3.90 per visit. (Capped at $39 per month depending on number of visits and individual circumstances)
Over 65 years $5.00 per visit (Capped at $50.00 per month depending on number of visits and individual circumstances)
Other fees dependent on self-assessment guidelines provided by the Department of Human Services.

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