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Specialist Dementia Care Program

Dementia Support Australia assesses eligibility for the government's Specialist Dementia Care Program through its Needs Based Assessment Program.

The Specialist Dementia Care Program (SDCP) provides individualised care for people who are experiencing severe BPSD and are unable to be adequately cared for in a standard residential aged care setting.

The SDCP offers temporary, transitional care to stabilise and reduce a person’s behavioural symptoms with the aim of enabling them to transition to a less intensive care setting.