Caring For Our Community

Dignity in Care Australia (DiCA) is a collection of proactive professionals, carers and consumers that passionately represent people when they are treated in care. Our focus is to be an advocacy group and information resource that has the knowledge and passion to make positive culture change in our hospitals, aged care facilities and residential homes that provide care for family members. Our aim is to ensure that the highest standards of dignity are provided for anyone that is receiving care within Australia. We offer strategies and initiatives that can assist the care providers in ensuring their caring standards are at acceptable levels in our community. Our 10 ‘dignity in care’ principles can be implemented across all areas of our health and aged care sectors.

A Voice for People in Care

DiCA provides a voice for consumers, family members, carers, aged & healthcare professionals and service providers. We are a unique association that unites these sectors with the aim of creating a higher level of dignity in our care methods across a broad community landscape. DiCA conduct a bi-annual conference that brings together all the care sectors for a day of learning. Information is shared, healthy living and dignity strategies discussed to gain mutual understanding and a united awareness across a friendly conference style format. Our information and resources are available 24/7 via this website.

Dignity in Dementia Care

DiCA is committed to advocating for all people in care, however we have a strong focus in the area of dementia. This is an ever increasing community with many vulnerable people that often do not have the capability to voice their thoughts and opinions due to the nature of their condition.  It is these people and their families (and carers) that need extra protection and consideration, as everyone has the right to be treated with respect and dignity at all times. Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia and accounts for between 60-80% of cases. There is currently no cure.