HammondCare has opened its first office in Brisbane today, in response to demand for specialised at-home-care for people living with dementia.

David Martin, General Manager of HammondCare at Home, said the new office, located at Chermside would provide a base for the team of nurses and trained care workers to deliver the type of service HammondCare was renowned for.

“HammondCare provides care for people with dementia that allows them to stay at home much longer than they have in the past,” he said.

“Our approach to care is unique in Australia and has been developed through more than 20 years working in this field.”

HammondCare at Home will begin to deliver services to all areas of Brisbane immediately, with a particular focus on Redcliffe, Bayside, North Lakes, Strathpine, Chermside, Talgum, Brighton, Pine Rivers, Northside and North West.

Experienced dementia nurse, Cheree Ambrose, will lead the team bringing more than 25 years of nursing experience to her role as Head of Region, HammondCare at Home, Brisbane,” Mr Martin said.

More than 15 years of Ms Ambrose’s experience has been dedicated to caring for people with dementia and their carers.

“I can’t wait to start facilitating quality dementia specific care to those in need and to support care staff to provide enabling, dignified, person-centred care, with the focus on supporting people to remain in their familiar surroundings, living as independently and with purpose for as long as possible,” Ms Ambrose said.