International Development Australia | Dementia Care Matters

Barunga Village, the Port Broughton-based village has been named as Australia’s first accredited provider of the ground-breaking dementia care program – the Butterfly Household Model of Care. To read the full article please click here 

Making Moments Matter: 'Butterfly model sees positive results'. To read a recent article published in the Australian Journal of Dementia Care, by Kerry Schelks, Managing Editor regarding the positive outcomes of The Butterfly Model of Care at two of The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus Homes: Mountain View Aged Care Plus Centre, Narrabundah and The Cairns Aged Care Plus Centre, Chapel Hill, Queensland, please click here.

Please click here to view our latest Expression of Interest: Spreading Butterflies in Australia, Phase 2 for residential aged care providers, featured on the Aged Care Channel (ACC) website. For more information from Dementia Care Matters on Phase 2 please click here.

Please click here to view the Summer Edition of the Barunga Village Lifestyle Newsletter. Barunga Village is one of three of our Butterfly Projects in Australia.

'Positive results for pioneering international dementia care model'. Please click here to read the full article in the Aged Care Guide, regarding the Butterfly Household Projects at the Salvation Army Aged Care Plus homes; Cairns Aged Care Plus Centre, Chapel Hill, Queensland & Mountainview Aged Care Plus Centre, Narrabundah, Act.

To view a recent article in the Australian Ageing Agenda publication: 'Salvation Army reports positive benefits from dementia care model', please click here.

UK Dementia Care Model reaches Australia. To listen to an interview with Sharon Callister, Chief Executive of Aged Care Plus, please click here.

The first edition of “Transformation Tales” newsletters have been published and will be used to keep residents, families, representatives and other visitors informed of the new and exciting Butterfly Household Model of Care that was recently launched at The Cairns Aged Care Plus Centre, Chapel Hill and Mountain View Aged Care Plus Centre, Narrabundah.

To view The Cairns Transformation Tales, please click here.

To view Mountain View Transformation Tales, please click here.

Aged Care Online News have published an article 'Butterfly Household Model of Care Launches at Barunga Village'  - please click here for further reading.

Please click here to watch Southern Cross News interview with Dr David Sheard & Merrilyn Hewett, Director of Nursing at Barunga Village regarding the recent Launch of the first Butterfly Home in Australia. 

Following Dr David Sheard's recent visit to Australia, the following articles have been published:

SeniorAu. Website editorial: Dementia care model focusing on enablement and independance. Please click here to read.

The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus. Leading the change with new dementia care model: Please click here to read.

Dr David Sheard returns to Australia for the launch of the first three Butterfly Residential Aged Care Homes in Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide.

Please click here for more details

3 Residential Aged Care Home Projects will commence in July 2016 as the first demonstration Projects of The Butterfly Household Model of Care.

Following David & Peter's speaking tour in 6 cities across Australia in June 2015, Dementia Care Matters received 45 enquiries and David & Peter had a large number of Skype Conference calls with CEOs and Leadership Teams. Dementia Care Matters is delighted to announce that there will be 3 Butterfly Care Home Projects commencing in South Australia.

Dr David Sheard CEO/Founder: david@dementiacarematters.com

Click here to read Full Press Release

Two of the first Butterfly Care Home Projects in Australia will be provided by The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus at The Cairns Aged Care Plus Centre at Chapel Hill, Queensland and Mountain View Aged Care Plus Centre, Narrabundah, the Australian Capital Territory - Mrs Sharon Callister, Chief Executive Officer comments :

'' Aged Care Plus is proud to be one of two providers to partner with Dementia Care Matters. Through this partnership we will transform the way we care for older Australians living with dementia through physical, emotional and spiritual care. Paired with resident activities, staff training and changes in the physical environment, we will continue to create the essence of home. "

Tuesday 12th July 2016, Launch Day for The Cairns Aged Care Plus Centre Click to read more

Thursday 14th July 2016, Launch Day for Mountain View Aged Care Plus Centre Click to read more

The very first home in Australia to passionately commit to the Butterfly Model will also Launch in July at Barunga Village in Port Broughton, South Australia - Merrilyn Hewett, Director of Nursing noting :

" We truly want to connect emotionally with the people who live here so we can understand and meet their individual needs. Our hope in the first 12 months is to inspire staff to value the Butterfly Model of Care through witnessing first-hand the increased contentment of people living here. "

For more information click here

Following Dr David Sheard featuring in the UK TV series Dementiaville demonstrating Dementia Care Matters Butterfly Household Model of Care we are delighted to announce this groundbreaking and ' controversial ' approach to dementia care comes to Australia in July 2016.

Read the following Dementia Care Matters published articles in Australia:

Presentations in Australia in 2015 & 2016 by Dr David Sheard:

DBMAS Symposium Perth, keynote presentation: click here 

Melbourne DCM presentation: click here

CHI – Catholic Homes Incorporated: click here and here

Alzheimer’s Australia Western Australia (AAWA): click here

ASSA Adelaide presentation: click here