Posted October 17, 2018 08:08:54 A new multimillion dollar Australian family care facility has opened in Melbourne and is expected to become a multimillions-dollar business over the coming years.
It will be the largest privately-run family care network in the world.
Dr Peter G. Dutton, who chairs the Victorian Department of Health, said the facility was built with the goal of increasing the care of people with dementia by helping them to live independently.
“They will be able to live at home and have a good quality of life,” Dr Dutton said.
“This is the biggest health and social care facility in the country.
“Once we have established these services and got them in place, then we can look at extending them to other people.” “
The facility is owned by the Australian Medical Association (AMA), the Australian Social Services Association (ASSA), and the Australian Government Health Care (AGHC) Foundation. “
Once we have established these services and got them in place, then we can look at extending them to other people.”
The facility is owned by the Australian Medical Association (AMA), the Australian Social Services Association (ASSA), and the Australian Government Health Care (AGHC) Foundation.
It is the first Australian family and residential care facility built specifically for people with cognitive impairment.
Dr Dutons goal is to have an average of 20 per cent of the population living independently within four years.
Dr G. Michael Jones, a senior associate professor of family and community medicine at the University of Melbourne, said that the facility could provide people with more than 30 different cognitive impairments with a range of services.
The goal is for people to live in their own home and be able access their own care.
“We can have people living independently who are also doing other things and they have a bit of autonomy in the home, like they can take their children on day trips,” Dr Jones said.
The facility will also provide services to people with chronic conditions and mental health issues.
Dr Jones explained that the dementia community had a unique set of challenges, including the need to maintain a safe environment and provide a safe community for staff to work in.
“Dementia is often seen as a community-driven issue, where the staff are very well-meaning and caring, but sometimes the community can be very hostile and violent, or even violent to their staff,” Dr Janssen said.
Dr Jenssen said there were often tensions between the dementia care staff and the residents.
“There’s a lot of mistrust in the community, but they also have a very low threshold for what constitutes being a dangerous person,” Dr. Jensson said.
He said the staff would be trained to recognise that they might be perceived as threatening, and to take steps to ensure that the community is safe.
Dr. Jones said it was a good start for Australia.
“People with dementia have a difficult time living independently, but there are some positive signs, and the first signs are quite good,” he said.
There are also benefits to being able to provide services outside of hospital settings, and Dr Duford said there was evidence to suggest that a community care system can reduce social isolation.
“These are very positive indicators of how well people with social problems are treated,” he added.
“But it’s not enough.
There needs to be a more holistic approach, and this is the way to do it.”