Central Highlands Rural Health (CHRH) is thrilled to launch Treehouse4Two, a transformative three-day retreat program for people recently diagnosed with dementia and their carers.
Fully funded by the Australian Government for the next four years, Treehouse4Two aims to provide support and resources to residents across the Macedon Ranges and Hepburn Shires at no cost to participants.
Inspired by HammondCare's "Staying at Home" program, Treehouse4Two offers a unique opportunity for people with dementia and their carers to connect, learn, and find comfort in the company of others on a similar journey.
Experienced staff will empower people with dementia to develop skills for maintaining independence, while carers will engage in educational sessions facilitated by clinical staff. These sessions will equip them with the tools and knowledge necessary for providing high-quality care at home.
Topics covered include an overview of dementia, practical strategies for managing behavioural changes, and information about available community supports.
CHRH Executive Director Community Operations Phil Catterson said that by focusing on education, connection, and personalised support, Treehouse4Two aims to empower people in their dementia journey and enable them to stay at home for longer.
Places are still available for the first two programs to be held at the Macedon Ranges Hotel & Spa:
Monday, August 14 to Wednesday, August 16
Monday, September 11 to Wednesday, September 13
People with a recent dementia diagnosis or their carers can refer themselves to the program by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 0439 568 972 for more information or assistance with the registration process.