WHAT ARE THE SEVERE BEHAVIOUR RESPONSE TEAMS (SBRTs)?

The SBRTs are a mobile workforce of clinical experts. The teams provide timely and expert advice to Commonwealth funded approved residential aged care providers requiring assistance with addressing the needs of people with severe and very severe Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD). The SBRTs work across Australia and are available from 7am to 7pm, seven days a week (including public holidays).

HOW CAN I ACCESS THE SBRTs?

All referrals to the SBRTs must be made through the Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Services (DBMAS). DBMAS have procedures in place to decide when the SBRT is the best service option or when DBMAS can provide the right support.

To contact DBMAS, please call 1800 699 799 at any time. For more information about DBMAS

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If you are a DBMAS team member, login to make your referral.

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If you are experiencing a medical emergency please call 000

WHAT HELP CAN THE SBRTs OFFER?

SBRTs can assess the causes of the behaviours, assist care staff until the immediate crisis is resolved, develop a care plan to address and deal with behaviours, then provide follow up assistance as needed. This may include the training and up skilling of staff to enable them to appropriately manage residents with severe behaviours. SBRT staff work face to face, over the phone and via video conferencing.

To discuss an existing referral with the SBRT, please call 1300 014 424

WHO OPERATES THE SBRTs?

The Severe Behaviour Response Teams are a service provided by HammondCare and funded by the Australian Government.

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