Service Providers

Organisations which have a specific dementia and family carer service:

Bromilow Home Support Services

Bromilow Home Support Services

Bromilow Home Support Services is a local Sunshine Coast company that provides a range of quality services to help clients in and around their homes. Our aim is to assist clients to maintain their independence and lifestyle in so doing, we hope to enhance their quality of life.

Dementia Specialists: In-home care, leisure care plan.
Phone:      1300 158 242         (07) 5445 7676  


Centacare Community Services

Centacare provides services to assist clients to live independently within our community. Centacare Community Services – Sunshine Coast assists people from the Caloundra area, through to Gympie and the Hinterland. We offer Extended support hours for working carers of people with Dementia at our Gympie Day Respite Centre.

Phone: (07) 5430 9393


Once diagnosed people with dementia need to ensure that their rights are protected and that financial and health matters are legally covered.  Mental capacity will be affected by dementia as cognition, thinking, memory will change.  

Aged & Disability Advocacy (ADA Australia)

Aged and Disability Advocacy (ADA Australia) is a not-for-profit, independent, community based advocacy and education service with more than 25 years’ experience in supporting and improving the wellbeing of older people and people with disability. ADA’s free, confidential and client directed advocacy support is available for people who are:

  • living in residential aged care facilities
  • receiving community care services
  • receiving Australian Government aged care services
  • carers or representatives of clients of the above services

ADA has also provides a guardianship advocacy service which supports adults with guardianship and administration matters including support at tribunal hearings.

Phone: (07) 3637 6000  Free Call in : 1800818338
ADA offers a range of other services, networks & information directions. Visit our websites:


Ozcare is a leading not-for-profit organisation of professional and caring individuals. We offer a range of services to help people of all ages and backgrounds, including

residential aged care facilities,

aged care services,

home nursing and care,

allied health professionals,

respite care, and more.

We have a Dementia Advisory and Support Service which operates all over Queensland – including on the Sunshine Coast.  Our Dementia Advisors help people living with dementia and their carers to develop skills and knowledge about dementia, to help you live at home with an improved quality of life for as long as possible.

To find out more, go to the

Dementia care section on Ozcare’s website or

call 1800 692 273.


Help at Home – Sunshine Coast

Help at Home – Sunshine Coast
174 Currie Street, Nambour Q 4560
1300 610 610

Anglicare: Weekly event

Sunshine Coast Social Group for people with dementia and others. (not dementia specific) 


Suncoast Community Legal Service Inc

Suncoast Community Legal Service Inc is an independent, non-profit community organisation providing legal advice, referrals and education. Our mission is to provide quality legal services to address disadvantage in the Sunshine Coast community using volunteers and staff. Our service delivery is based on the values of respect, independence, effectiveness, integrity and collaboration.

Phone: (07) 5443 7827


is your local, not-for-profit, in-home and respite care provider supporting people to live their best lives.

Having operated for more than 30 years’ delivering quality in-home and respite care services, RangeCare has the experience and expertise to ensure your loved ones receive the kind and compassionate care they need.

Our support workers are thoroughly screened to ensure they are equipped to provide capable care to our clients.

RangeCare’s services include home help, personal care, respite care, social support and nursing care. RangeCare also has a dedicated overnight respite facility in Flaxton. This facility is not secure and is therefore only suitable for low-level dementia care.

RangeCare services the Blackall Range and surrounding areas and can deliver your home care package.

To find out more, visit our website at


Open: 8:30-4:30

360-362 Flaxton Drive

Flaxton, Queensland 4560

P: 07 5445 7044

F: 07 5445 7072


OPEN: 9:30-1:30

17B Bean Street

Maleny, Queensland 4552

(behind the Maleny Memorial Hospital)

P: 07 5429 6152

F: 07 5429 6352


OPEN: 8:30-4:30

36 Doolan Street

Nambour, Queensland 4560

P: 07 5441 4441

F: 07 5476 0550


24 Barter Street

Gympie, Queensland 4570

P: 07 5321 3444

F: 07 5321 3445



360-362 Flaxton Drive

Flaxton, Queensland 4560

P: 07 5445 7056



36 Doolan Street

Nambour, Queensland 4560

P: 07 5441 4441

F: 07 5476 0550



24 Barter Street

Gympie, Queensland 4570

P: 07 5321 3444

F: 07 5321 3445



Open: Mon-Wed 10-2

Thu-Fri 9:30-4 Sat 10-2

The Old School House

17 Obi Obi Road, Mapleton

P: 07 5478 6894

Home Instead Senior Care Sunshine Coast

Home Instead Senior Care is a specialist, national provider of high quality in-home care services. Our focus is to deliver gold star quality services that are tailored to our clients allowing them to be as independent as possible.

We pride ourselves on being a resource to the community on important issues for the aging population and where help is available if needed. We understand that we may not be the solution to everyone’s problems however we can help them find a solution that suites their needs.

Home Instead offer free in home consultations to investigate home care options for those who need advice or support throughout this process. Home instead deliver Government Home Care Packages L1-L4 at a very competitive rate as well as private services. Please contact us for further information.

  • Servicing clients 24hr/7 days a week
  • Dementia Specialists
  • Palliative Care Specialists
  • Emergency Care: All services are available immediately 24hrs/7days
  • Consistency of Care: The same CARE Givers are matched to clients and used for every service
  • Service times are at the exact date and time requested by our clients
  • All community services available


Office Location

 1/8 Innovation Parkway,
Birtinya QLD 4575

Service Hours

Open 24 hrs


Phone:   1300 008 018  (07) 5443 3562

Carers Outlook, a private home where carers and sometimes carees (by negotiation) are cared for by Vince and Lorrae O’Rourke in the rural hills of Nambour.  Carers Outlook works with Carers Gateway- Wellways and Carers Qld.

Both cared for loved ones diagnosed with dementia. They facilitate as volunteers the Dementia Network Sunshine Coast.

After ten years of operating respite for carers and carees, providing over 450 stays, Carers Outlook has closed its overnight respite service.  

Educational presentations related to dementia and the caring role are held in conjunction with the Dementia Network Sunshine Coast.

Book, I Wish I Were a Leper written by Vince O’Rourke can be bought or borrowed from the Sunshine Coast Council Library.

7 News SC   (TV news video clip for Dementia Month 2014)

Lorrae and Vince O’Rourke

50 Savilles Rd Highworth

Nambour Qld 4560

 0418 298 183

Vince cared for his first wife, Margaret who was diagnosed with young onset Alzheimer’s disease.  Within the first twelve months, she asked ” Who are you?”

He was her carer for 6 years at home and she was incontinent for nearly four years and woke up several times a night. Exhausted and as her needs required full time nursing care, he placed her in a nursing home.  Vince volunteered at the home and visited her daily to undertake caring tasks. She died fourteen months later.  

“Ask those who are walking back from the journey”. Vince gives presentations on the caring role and on the spirituality of dementia and caring.

Lorrae was the primary family carer of her mother, Pearl, who had multiple medical conditions as well as Alzheimer’s. Pearl needed 24/7 nursing care and was hospitalized many times.  Lorrae was employed by a Dementia organisation, trained in dementia, and operated education programmes and facilitated family carer Support Groups throughout Queensland.

After Margaret’s death, Vince wrote a book on the caring journey which helped him to process his grief. Lorrae invited him to speak at a dementia conference and other events. Cupid struck and they have been continuing their work with a combined lived knowledge and experience to help others.