Dementia Care

Enhancing the Life of People with Dementia

Underlying the Bromilow Community Care Dementia Care Program is a person and family-centred care approach that is tailored to the abilities and changing needs of each person affected by the disease.

Our program also respects the cultural values and traditions of each family and considers family members to be part of the care team.

Dementia Champions

Bromilow’s Dementia Champions are a small team of highly trained carers that have excellent knowledge and skills in the care of people with dementia, all holding formal Dementia qualifications. They advocate for people with dementia and are a source of information and support for all those involved in dementia care.

Our Dementia Champions work with our nurses and coordinators to develop dementia specific support for our clients and a person-centred culture in dementia care delivery.

Bromilow staff receive on-going training in dementia care through workshops, webinars, conferences and courses, ensuring that they deliver the highest quality dementia care to our clients and are up to date with the current best practices.

Therapeutic Leisure Planning

At Bromilow, we offer a client specific Therapeutic Leisure Care Plan (TLCP) to people living with dementia.

This plan helps our staff to gain an insight into each client’s history, likes, dislikes and significant life events, from childhood through to the present day, culminating in a true sense of the individual.

We incorporate daily tasks, hobbies, leisure interests and even personal care tasks into their TLCP, helping them to feel valued and productive.

Adventure with Dementia

The first of its kind on the Sunshine Coast, the Adventure with Dementia group provides a supportive social framework with coordinated activities to help improve the quality of life for those in our community living with Younger Onset Dementia.

The group is targeted at people diagnosed with Dementia who are under the age of 65, as well as those over 65, who are still fit and active and want to have some fun. Adventure with Dementia members are challenged within their capabilities and participate in a wide range of physical activities, providing an opportunity to create new friendships and enjoyment in their lives.

This group is a great way for active dementia sufferers to stay connected with the local community, as well as providing respite for the primary carer.

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Adventure with Dementia

Compassionate Touch®

Compassionate Touch® combines the use of gentle touch techniques and specialised communication as a non-pharmacological solution to responsive behaviours in people with dementia.

It can be used to decrease anxiety, promote good quality sleep and ease pain for the person with dementia, as well as reduce stress for the care-giver.  A selection of Bromilow staff are trained in Compassionate Touch® and we offer this service as part of our dementia program.

Dementia Friendly Communities

A dementia-friendly community is one that supports people living with dementia to remain active within that community.  At Bromilow, we are currently involved in a working group that is committed to developing Buderim into a dementia-friendly community.

Working with the local council and local organisations, community groups, businesses and individuals, we hope to create an environment where people with dementia can continue to participate in social outings and remain connected to and active within the Buderim community.

Predictions of future dementia prevalence in Buderim highlight the need for a proactive stance towards the establishment of Buderim as a dementia-friendly community. Projections show the State Electoral District (SED) of Buderim will have the third highest prevalence of dementia in Queensland by 2050.

Sunshine Coast Dementia Network

The SCDN Community website was developed with the assistance of Bromilow and aims to connect people with people, as well as with places, events and organisations in their local community that offer dementia information, training, care and support.

Sunshine Coast Dementia Network

Why Choose Bromilow?

local
Locally owned and operated
customer service
Good old-fashioned customer service
familiar carers
Familiar carers at a familiar time
flexible
Flexible and transparent fee structure
dementia care specialists
Dementia care specialists
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What Our Clients Say

I appreciate all the kindness, efficiency and goodwill that is the hallmark of your organisation. Thank you Mrs S
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for their total dedication in assisting my husband in every way – which in turn gave me piece of mind. Mrs. M
I wish to convey our appreciation of your team of carers who care for us in our home in Caloundra. They gave us empathy, quality care and assistance constantly to both my husband and self. Paul – you are to be commended on your team; they are marvellous. Mr. & Mrs. W
To M and all the girls who helped look after Mum, I would like to say a very big thank you for the last 8 years, but most especially the last few weeks. It was very much appreciated. Ms. T
I appreciate all you do for me and the way you do it. It feels like friends visiting, not just workers. Ms. I
Many thanks for your service. We found the break to be very beneficial (although too short!). The attention of your staff, which went beyond the call of duty, is much appreciated and we will not hesitate to call on Bromilow again. Mr. W
Bromilow Home Support Services has provided my mother with a team of excellent, dedicated carers who understood the frailty of a fiercely independent old lady losing her grip on reality. Thank you. Mrs. S
To management and staff at Bromilow: more especially the ones that came personally and gave their care and attention. Words will never express my heartfelt thanks for all this. Each of you will forever have a special place in my heart. Mr. T
My most sincere gratitude for your generous heartedness towards me. Assistance during this vulnerable time when I felt very alone in my incapacitation has been invaluable to me. Mrs. R
As you know our mother passed away last month. A special thanks to the two Michelles who helped her out. They were both a credit to your company. Thanking you. Mr. B
Your carer AM is wonderful with my husband, in the way she interacts with him and the meaningful activities she engages him in. Mrs. N
I want to compliment CG – she went the extra mile on the weekend for me. She helped me get ready for church and she fussed over me and made me feel special. Mr. T
I want to thank you for sending L to assist us - she is absolutely amazing. She is a lovely woman who is very efficient. She just comes into our home and gets on with her work. She is so delightful and we are very happy with her. Mr. & Mrs. R
I must commend Kerry to you. She was here today and did a wonderful job of looking after dad, making some delicious chicken curry, a tasty coffee cake, and some rissoles! She is very competent, especially when it comes to cooking! Mum’s very glad we have her. Mrs. S
All your ‘girls’ are lovely. But I do want to commend H’s congeniality and helpfulness. She has exhibited initiative and resourcefulness within her natural caring manner, consistently and with grace. Mrs. R
To all the wonderful Bromilow staff – we would like to thank you for all your input into Dad’s and our lives over the last few months. Thank you for your support and encouragement. Although those months were often difficult, your girls coming in was a highlight for Dad and brought him joy at often depressing moments for him. And we are so grateful for the breaks we were able to take and the listening ears that you offered. Ms. D & Ms. B
We wish to thank you for the wonderful service we are getting at this time. We really appreciate it and find Jackie to be lovely and kind and a hard worker who is doing a great job. Mr. & Mrs. W
We want to thank you, your staff and all the friendly, helpful and efficient ladies who look after us. We look forward each day to their arrival when they brighten up our day. Mr. & Mrs. H
My most sincere gratitude for your generous heartedness towards me. Assistance during this vulnerable time when I felt very alone in my incapacitation has been invaluable to me. Mrs. R
Thank you all for the wonderful service you provide. I would certainly recommend you to anyone needing support. Mrs. S
Just a note to say thank you for providing me with such good personal carers on our recent holiday. Both staff were excellent in the care they gave, which made for a most relaxing time away for us. Mr D
I am extremely grateful to Bromilow and the entire North team for the outstanding work they do. The girls are fantastic and the respite services provided have increased my quality of life dramatically. I was experiencing extreme carer strain until services were implemented - Bromilow has made all the difference. Mrs. M