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.
Based around our Enabling Household™, our dementia specialist households in Perth, Albany and Mandurah provide an evidence based environment that seeks to maximise wellbeing in the person living with dementia. Providing a wide range of meaningful activities based on the person’s strengths, identity and interests, the houses provide meaningful engagement, stimulation and friendship in specially designed dementia enabling environments.
Our houses provide the only Eden Alternative™ registered day centre environments in Western Australia and give the family a short break while providing an enriching experience for the person living with dementia.
Read more out about our Enabling Household™ model and the benefits of attending.
- Shenton Park: Mary Chester House operates six days a week between 10.00am and 3.00pm
- Mandurah: Ella’s House operates Monday – Friday between 10.00am and 3.00pm
- Albany: Hawthorn House operates six days a week between 10.00am and 3.00pm.
Family carers are invited to visit for regular support meetings and to attend educational workshops.
Mary Chester House and Hawthorn House also offer overnight short stay respite.
Services are available through the Commonwealth Home Support Program, Home Care Packages, National Disability Insurance Scheme or can be self-funded on a private basis.
To access services or to find out more, please contact us on 1300 66 77 88 or email us.