Dementia Support Australia (DSA) is a partnership led by HammondCare that brings together dementia expertise from across the aged care industry. Supported by the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund, Dementia Support Australia offers a free national service operating 24/7 365 days a year. Our trained consultants provide advice and recommendations to people who care for someone with dementia where behaviours are impacting their care.
Our services include;
The Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS) - which supports staff and carers with client-focussed information, and advice.
The Severe Behaviour Response Teams (SBRT) - a responsive mobile workforce available to provide timely expertise and advice to residential staff and carers.
The Needs Based Assessment Program (NBA) - a nationally consistent assessment of eligibility for the Specialist Dementia Care Program (SDCP)