Alzheimer’s WA is taking a proactive and cautious approach to COVID-19 (coronavirus) as some of our clients and carers may be in the high-risk category for the virus. Our priority is to protect our community including staff, clients and their families, advocates, students, partners and our visitors.
We are monitoring the situation daily and taking advice from the Department of Health. We are ensuring our protocols are best practice and offering alternatives services to our clients, carers, students and partners.
This has an impact on the availability of some services and change of delivery of other services. We are looking at additional ways we can continue to support our clients and adapt to the changing environment that coronavirus has created.
In this time of uncertainty, our focus is on continuing to support our community. Our services continue to ensure carers have a break and our clients have the opportunity to receive therapy, clinical support and socialisation.
We are here to support you and help you in any way we can. Please contact us on 1300 66 77 88 if you need any assistance and we will do our best to help you and/or point you in the right direction.
Carer support groups aim to bring together and support carers of persons who are living with dementia in the community. The groups provide carers with an opportunity to discuss the impact of dementia on their lives and the lives of their loved ones, and to give and receive information and support. Each group meets once a month for two hours, and are facilitated by an Alzheimer’s WA staff member.
A separate Carer Support group for carers of persons living with Younger Onset Dementia (those diagnosed and under the age of 65) is also available.
This service is available in metropolitan and regional areas.
Carer support groups are located across the Perth metropolitan area including Mandurah, Baldivis, Cockburn, Melville, South Fremantle, Willetton, Gosnells, Kalamunda, Midland, Shenton Park, Tuart Hill, Girrawheen, Wanneroo and Joondalup.
Regionally, carer support groups are located in Albany and Mt Barker.
Carer support groups are available through the Commonwealth Home Support Program. A small co-contribution is required.
To find out more or join a group, please call us on 1300 66 77 88 or email us.