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The Ella Centre provides support to frail aged people with dementia. This support is available in our Aged Care Social Support group program. We provide transport, morning tea and a lovely hot lunch. The Social Support Day Centres are funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme and NSW Department of Health.
The Ella Centre also offers support to people with Younger Onset Dementia. Younger Onset Dementia (YOD) is the name given to any type of dementia that is diagnosed before the age of 65 years. Mainstream dementia services are often inappropriate for a younger person with dementia as the client group is often much older and more frail. The Ella Centre YOD group was established to provide age appropriate activities.
The Ella Centre’s YODSS group is a small, friendly group that meets every Monday and Thursday morning and provides:
- Social interaction and the opportunity to make new friends
- Age-appropriate recreational activities and outings.
The program is staffed by qualified support workers. The Ella provides individual support and can assist with appointments, shopping and in-home support.
The YOD group is funded by people who have a National Disability insurance Scheme (NDIS) package or through people that wish to access services through a fee for service arrangement.