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It has recently been updated to include services and resources to support healthy ageing.

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Supportive aids

Supportive aids are devices or technologies that aid in the maintenance or improvement of a person's ability to function in daily life.

You can use technology to assist you with a number of tasks and activities, as well as to improve your safety and monitor your health.

Assistive technology encompasses a wide range of products, from pillbox alarms (which remind you to take medication) to smart safety equipment (that can detect falls and signs of illness).

How can supportive aids help with dementia?

An information sheet on the different types of supportive aids and how they can help you throughout your dementia journey, by supporting your independence and reducing the risk of dangerous situations.

Disclaimer: The information about providers and services contained on this website does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by BNPHN. Please consult your own professional advisor for all advice concerning medical or financial matters in connection with the services needed. BNPHN assumes no liability of any kind for the content of any information transmitted to or received by any person in connection with the person's use of the website.

Assistive technology assessment

An organisation offering free information and advice about assistive technology. Qualified allied health professionals provide a needs assessment to find out if appropriate assistive technology can help you. LifeTec has dementia specific education and assistive technology training. You may be able to access subsidy or funding through various schemes if you are eligible to pay for the assistive technology.

Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme

A scheme that provides subsidised medical aids for eligible Queenslanders who have a permanent and stabilised condition or disability. This scheme can help you continue living at home. It requires a health professional to make the application on your behalf.

Keep track of your daily activities

A digital noticeboard that enables independence and reduces carer overwhelm. Membo Noticeboard displays appointments and information on tablets & mobile phones, and once set up, does not need to be touched to view the Noticeboard. Information can be updated in real time by multiple people, including family and support teams, from computers, tablets and mobile phones. The cost can be subsidised through all government funded Home Care Programs.

Home Guardian fall detection technology

An artificial intelligence assistive technology device that provides 24/7 proactive care in fall and incident detection. There are various types of funding available to eligible people through schemes such as the Home Care Package (HCP), National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

Bolton Clarke InTouch Technology

A simple all-in-one home alert system that helps families stay connected and promotes independence. There are various types of funding available if you're eligible.

Finding assistive technology

A list of dementia-friendly assistive technology (and where to find them) to help support independence, reduce carer stress and risk of accidents.

PainChek assessment app

A mobile phone application (app) that helps people who are unable to verbalise their pain. It can be used by professional carers in residential aged care facilities or home care to assess and manage your pain. It has been clinically demonstrated to help patients with moderate to severe dementia better identify and manage their discomfort.

Independent living assistive technology

Assistive technology devices that keep you safe, locatable and connected wherever you are.

My Dementia Companion  

A free online tool that enables you to create a personalised and practical information kit that will support navigating a dementia diagnosis.

Assistance dogs

A not-for-profit organisation that gifts service dogs to people in need. Through special training, an assistance dog is taught to respond to cues in ways that promote confidence and independence for people living with dementia. They can offer support and companionship when at home or out in the community. This organisation is registered under the NDIS. Long wait periods apply.

Supportive aids

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We would like to express our gratitude to all the healthy ageing advocates, including people living with dementia, older people, families, carers and health professionals, who contributed to the development of this portal. Thank you for sharing your stories and transferring your knowledge to make this portal purposeful and meaningful to support people in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.