Aged Care Services
The needs of people with dementia through to the frail aged are wide-ranging – from in-home care through to dementia-specific programs, social support that alleviates feelings of isolation and gives people a true sense of connection with others, and flexible respite options for the amazing carers who give so much of themselves every day.
Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain rather than one specific disease. It affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks and interferes with the person’s normal social or working life.
Whilst most people with dementia are older, commonly aged of 65 years or more, people in their 40s and 50s can also be affected.
Importantly, not all older people get dementia and it is not a normal part of ageing.
The terms ‘frail elderly’ or ‘frail aged’ are increasingly used in clinical practice. Frailty is something we all recognise; it predicts functional decline and lies at the heart of geriatric medicine and aged care.
Frail Aged are an identifiable group of impaired older people who are likely to have poorer health outcomes than their non-frail peers (the ‘healthy aged’). Their frailty is due to reduced brain reserve in multiple brain systems, leading to increased likelihood of functional decline under stress e.g. delirium, loss of mobility and falls.
Our aim at The Ella Centre is simple: to give you the services, respect, opportunities and support you need to be happy and live well.