Information for Health Professionals - Community Dementia Services

Our dementia nurses can visit your patient at home and give them and their family/carers information and advice on dementia and memory loss. They help them access respite or day centre services. 

We accept referrals for persons who are: 

  • Aged 65 years or older (50 years or older for Aboriginal persons)
  • Living at home in the Randwick or Botany Local Government Area, and
  • Requiring a functional assessment related to dementia or cognitive impairment.

To arrange this service for your patient and their family follow these steps:

1. Your patient will need an Aged Care Assessment

This is a Government subsidised service. All patients need an Aged Care Assessment. Ask your patients, or their family/carers to arrange this assessment by visiting My Aged Care at: or by phoning 1800 200 422.  

If they need support to arrange this assessment, they can call the Care Finder service by calling 1800 346 337 (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm).

2. Make a referral to the Northern Network Access and Referral Centre

Email a referral through to NNARC to arrange an appointment for your patient with our Community Dementia Service. Email:

Note: If you are working at Prince of Wales Hospital you can make a referral through our Electronic Medical Records system via a consult order.