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Image: Dementia Care Matters chief executive Dr David Sheard with Aged Care Plus chief executive Sharon Callister and Dementia Care Matters director of learning Peter Priednieks.

UK dementia care model reaches Australia

Australian aged-care providers are beginning to roll out a dementia care model focusing on enablement and independence.

The Butterfly Household Care Model was originally pioneered in the United Kingdom by Dementia Care Matters and aims to facilitate care guided by residents’ interests, feelings and emotions rather than tasks.

The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus was selected as one of two Australian providers to launch the model, along with Barunga Village, located at Port Broughton on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula.

The model is live across two of Salvation Army Aged Care Plus centres, Mountain View Aged Care Plus Centre at Narrabundah in the ACT and The Cairns Aged Care Plus Centre at Chapel Hill, Queensland, with its other 14 centres soon to follow.

Aged Care Insite spoke with Aged Care Plus chief executive Sharon Callister to discuss what went into the implementation of the model and the changes she expects to see across the provider’s sites.

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