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Specialised support for Kempsey locals living with dementia

Vincent Court is offers specialist dementia care in their secure household, supporting aged care residents with advanced memory support needs.

Residential Service Manager, Kylie Bonney, says this specialised care is an important service for the local community.

“The number of older Australians living with dementia is continuing to rise. This means more families are being challenged by the demands of caring for their loved one affected by dementia,” said Kylie.

“At Vincent Court, our staff are specially trained to offer expert, around-the-clock support for residents with moderate to severe memory loss.

“Our Nurses, Carers and Lifestyle teams are equipped with the experience and tools to help these residents remain comfortable, active and enjoying life as much as possible.”

The secure dementia household includes an outdoor courtyard with raised garden beds, chickens, a sensory garden and fruit trees.

Lifestyle Officer, Michelle Douglas, says that careful consideration goes into developing a lifestyle program specifically for dementia residents.

“Residents with dementia often find that sensory experiences involving hearing, smell and touch are calming and enjoyable. We offer many music therapy and cooking activities, art therapy and a range of outdoor activities utilising our outdoor spaces and courtyards,” said Michelle.

Vincent Court’s dementia household comprises private rooms with private ensuites. Residents are welcomed on a permanent or short-term respite basis.

The community also cares for residents living with dementia who have lower-care memory support needs.

Vincent Court is part of the Apollo Care Alliance, an innovative national aged care provider preserving the unique purpose of regional not-for-profit providers that play a valuable role in their local community. Learn more about Vincent Court at or by calling the Admissions Team on (02) 6562 6062