Dementia and Alzheimers Care

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Dementia and Alzheimers Care

Dementia and Alzheimers Care

There is so much more to caring for dementia sufferers than most people realize.

Kankinya Aged Care Facility, Canberra is well recognized as the leader in dementia care, not just in the A.C.T but much more widely due to several factors. As a specialized facility we offer much more than other Homes. Simply saying that you care for dementia is easy, most facilities have a locked up area discretely located away from the general facility.

At Kankinya Aged Care Facility we have a “free to roam” policy and just as importantly a “non restraint” policy. Besides a wonderfully dedicated staff, our building has a lot to do with our reputation, dementia residents are generally inclined to wander and become frustrated should they find themselves at a dead end, we have designed and built a circular hallway system that embraces dementia rather than fight against it.

As well as the building purposely designed we have several small garden and sitting areas and a huge central courtyard all accessible to our residents. Even dementia sufferers get lonely, at our Home we promote a companion style of accommodation with mostly shared bedrooms to alleviate some of the anxiety and anxiousness associated with the disease.

We have a host of daily activities on site which include games, bingo,music, art, movies, reading, regular outings etc and we celebrate most cultural and traditional events including the Melbourne cup, Floriade, Valentines day and more with much decorations and fun for all.

In essence, we not only care for dementia sufferers, we manage dementia to enable our residents the best possible quality of life in a homelike environment.

Kankinya Aged Care Facility, Canberra also accesses the services of DBMAS (Dementia Behavioural Management Advisory Service) who provide short-term interactive education programs to staff and placements for capacity building. Kankinya also liases and collaborates with DBMAS to problem solve challenging behaviours when needed DBMAS works in partnership with Alzheimer’s Australia ACT.

Registered Nurses are on duty on each shift in each Wing. All AINs must have a minimum of Cert 3 in aged care or be willing to undertake one, Kankinya pays and uses the registered training organisation “Key to Learning” to train both Cert 3 and Cert 4 staff

All intending residents must have an ACAT approval for high-level care.

Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service

Dementia behaviour management advisory service (DBMAS) is an Australian Government Funded Initiative aimed at supporting the person with dementia their family and carers, particularly when there are behavioural and psychological symptoms secondary to the presenting dementia. The DBMAS team seeks to provide support for family and carers, education on the dementia syndrome and advice and strategies on managing changed behaviours both in the home and in residential aged care facilities. The team offers short term case management, education and training programs, clinical supervision for care staff and role modelling of intervention strategies for family and carers.

Please contact us for a confidential enquiry and inspection.

Alzheimers Care

Kankinya Aged Care Facility has a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Alzheimer’s ACT to provide mandatory fortnightly education to all staff.

Kankinya also accesses the services of DBMAS (Dementia Behavioural Management Advisory Service) who provide short-term interactive education programs to staff and placements for capacity building. Kankinya also liaises and collaborates with DBMAS (Dementia Behavioural Management Advisory Service) to problem solve challenging behaviours when needed DBMAS works in partnership with Alzheimer’s Australia ACT.

Registered Nurses are on duty on each shift in each Wing. All AINs must have a minimum of Cert 3 in aged care or be willing to undertake one, Kankinya pays and uses the registered training organisation “Key to Learning” to train both Cert 3 and Cert 4 staff

All intending residents must have an ACAT approval for high-level care.