Meeting Centre Support Program

The Meeting Centre’s philosophy

The Meeting Centre promotes the dignity and quality of life of older people with dementia. It prevents or delays an early admission to residential age care.

Carers who receive practical, emotional and educational support feel more competent, less burdened and experience less psychosomatic complaints. As a result, they continue in their caring role for a longer time.

For the person with dementia

  • Psychosocial therapy
  • Psychomotor therapy
  • Music and Art therapy
  • Validation
  • Recreational activities

For the carer

  • Emotional support
  • Practical support
  • Social support
  • Respite

For both

  • Weekly counselling sessions
  • Monthly group consultations
  • Social activities
  • Day trips and parties
  • 8 lectures per year with free access for family members and other interested members of the community

 

MCSP Can Support The Person With Dementia:

  • Cope with the cognitive, emotional and social consequences of dementia
  • Maintain emotional balance
  • Maintain positive self-image
  • Deal with uncertain future
  • Engage in meaningful activities
  • Develop and maintain a trustful relationship with professional staff members

 

MCSP Can Support The Carer With:

  • Education on various topics of dementia including self-care
  • Information on effective communication and practical management strategies
  • Individual counselling
  • Safe space to meet other carers from the MCSP
  • Build and expand supportive social network
  • Opportunities to get engaged and improve the service delivery

 

How Is The MCSP Different From What Is Already Available?

  • Support focuses on both the person with dementia and the carer
  • Accessible, integrated, person-centred dementia care support is offered at one location
  • Support is offered by one small professional team on a regular basis which strengthens the relationship and trust between participants and the staff
  • Model of support includes case management, referrals and individual counselling
  • Centre participants and carers have a say in planning and delivering of the activities
  • Care strategies are based on principles of practical, social and emotional adjustment within the context of wellness of reablement

 

Practical Adjustment

A safe and familiar environment stimulates a person’s abilities related to memory, perception, language and behaviour.

Social Adjustment

A safe and familiar environment encourages social relationships by means of activities that focus on communication and cooperation.

Emotional Adjustment

A safe and familiar environment creates opportunities in which people can enjoy themselves and experience success through empathy, appreciation, creativity, socialising and emotion oriented care.

Our Locations

Carss Park Community Centre
72 Carwar Avenue
Carss Park NSW 2221