Finding the right care facility for your loved one is critical to their continued independence. Dementia care is a growing field and many facilities have trained professionals who are familiar with this condition. The following article provides some helpful information on the best places to look for dementia care in Sydney. It will also help you make an informed decision about whether the facility you are considering offers the type of care you need. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us and we will be glad to answer your queries.

HammondCare Miranda

The community specializes in providing compassionate care for people with dementia. The residential aged care home is a 92-bed facility and has dementia-specific cottages that provide a safe, homelike environment. A Mason Retirement Community is planned for the same campus and will complement the existing services. It will feature a warm environment, single ensuite rooms, dining areas and sitting areas, and premium finishes. It is located on the HammondCare Miranda campus.

Dr Martin Kennedy

Dr Martin Kennedy is a staff specialist in palliative medicine and a palliative care physician with Hammond Care in Sydney. He holds appointments at the Universities of Sydney, NSW and Macquarie. He has over 25 years’ experience in specialist sub-acute medical care, including in private and public acute care hospitals, rehabilitation units, and hospices. His interest in patient care translates into his love of travel and a passion for his patients.

Mark Buhagiar

A physiotherapist from UNSW in Sydney is a passionate advocate for dementia care and research. He is actively involved in research and education on the topic. His passion for dementia care and research has been recognized through a number of awards. Mark Buhagiar, Dementia Care Sydney, shares his experience and insights with the community. Here, he explains why physiotherapy is so important for dementia care.

Matra Robertson

Dr. Matra Robertson, a clinical senior lecturer at the University of Sydney and Allied Health Academic at HammondCare, has dedicated her career to research in the areas of end-of-life care, vulnerable people, and the arts as a means of promoting health. She has lectured to Medical students, including postgraduates, and has contributed to various state-wide education programs. She supports postgraduate students with individual supervision, and regularly conducts research and scholarly activities.

Andrew Dawson

Andrew Dawson, a Dementia Care Sydney executive, has stepped down following a heated trial over the past year. The former head of Dementia Care Sydney says he hopes the trial will provide insight into the complex nature of dementia and the challenges facing caregivers and families. The case has become a national topic of conversation after a podcast was released on the subject. However, he does not want the case to become a publicity stunt.