Upcoming Training Opportunities

FLASH SALE! Culture Change Course
*Book between 1st and 8th March 2019 and pay only $1,000 + GST (regular cost $1,600 + GST)*
Booking Form available here 

Culture Change in Dementia Care - courses available in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth for more information click here - Booking Form available here

Butterfly Homes in Australia

Barunga Village, Port Broughton, Adelaide - Australia's first accredited Butterfly Home
Barunga Village Newsletters - click here
Listen to Louise Dewolf talk about The Butterfly Project at Barunga Village here
Read articles about Barunga Village The Flinder News   Yorke Peninsula Country News    Aged Care Insite
To watch the latest new clip from Barunga Village click here (4.07 minutes in)

Mountain View Aged Care Plus Centre, Canberra
To read Mountain View's Transformation Tales, please click here

The Cairns Aged Care Plus Centre, Queensland, Brisbane
To read The Cairns' Transformation Tales, please click here



Louise DeWolf and Sharon Cobcroft, Consultant Trainers, and Sharon Turner, Support Manager in Australia, recently delivered presentations at the Leading Aged Service Australia (LASA) Leadership Development Programs in Brisbane and Sydney.
Louise will deliver a similar presentation in Adelaide late March. Sharon Cobcroft is also presenting at the LASA Tri-State Conference from 24th - 26th February. Come and see us at our information booth there!
(pictured left to right: Louise DeWolf - DCM, Chris Edith - Leading Age Services Australia Ltd, Sharon Turner - DCM)


12th October 2017 - Dr David Sheard and Peter Priednieks returned to Australia to Launch our 4th Butterfly Household Project on at Elizabeth Jenkins Place - The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus Centre and delivered its first “ Mattering At Home – A New Culture of Home Care Services ”  Click here for more details

17 August 2017: The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus was awarded two Better Practice Awards, celebrating their revolutionary dementia care philosophy and unique hospitality program at the 2017 Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Better Practice Conference.  Please click here to view the press release.

Barunga Village, the Port Broughton-based village was 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 an 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

'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.

Aged Care Online News - 'The Butterfly Household Model of Care Launches at Barunga Village' - please click here

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 visit to Australia in 2017, the following articles were 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 returned 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 commenced 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 was delighted to announce that there would be 3 Butterfly Care Home Projects commencing in South Australia.

Click here to read Full Press Release

Two of the first Butterfly Care Home Projects in Australia were 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, commented :

'' 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: