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Brightwater to pilot specialist dementia unit

Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that Brightwater will develop a Specialist Dementia Care Unit as a pilot program to improve services for people with dementia who have the most complex needs.

The program, which will receive federal government funding, was announced by Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt and Health Minister, Greg Hunt, during a visit to Brightwater The Village in Inglewood today.

Brightwater Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Lawrence said the pilot program will allow Brightwater to build industry capacity for this critical area of need in aged care.

"We look forward to collaborating with government and industry providers to improve the outcomes for this group of clients who encounter significant challenges with day-to-day support and maintaining wellbeing.”

“We also congratulate the Australian Government for recognising the need to provide this kind of specialist care, and providing a vehicle to deliver these services with a view to a national rollout.”


Health Minister, Greg Hunt talks with client representative Raymond Ho, alongside The Village Service Manager Lisa Duggan. 

For more information on the program, please refer to the joint media release by The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP and
The Hon Greg Hunt MP.

 

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