We are an independent NDIS provider with a unique service range, supporting you to live well with younger onset dementia on the Sunshine Coast.
Adapt Lifestyle Support provides a range of supports, social work services and therapies to adults with neurocognitive disorders, including the many types of Younger Onset Dementia. Our lifestyle and therapy services can be delivered in your home or at our Lifestyle Lodge base. These services can support you with a particular issue in the short term or be delivered as ongoing regular support.
Director and lead therapist, David Mack, has worked as a health professional for 35 years as both a Registered Nurse and a Social Worker in the fields of dementia support, community rehabilitation and mental health. David is an Accredited Social Worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers. He has extensive experience within the NDIS as a Specialised Support Coordinator, Registered Behaviour Support Practitioner and licensed Cognitive Training Therapist.
David is PhD Candidate at the Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University. As a Graduate Researcher, he is investigating the experiences and needs of NDIS Participants living with Younger Onset Dementia.
Therapy Assistant, Leigh McCosker has worked in health, education and community roles, including many years as a Dementia Advisor on the Sunshine Coast. Leigh has a Bachelor of Human Movement Studies (Dip Ed) and qualifications in Community Care and Disability Support. Her passion for complementary health has led her to gain further diplomas in recent years in natural therapies. Leigh has a positive, fun and person-centred approach to supporting our clients to enjoy life and achieve their goals.
Olivier has a Diploma in Community Care and over 25 years experience in health and community care administration and support.
Olivier manages our respite accommodation at Adapt Lifestyle Lodge and will welcome you and support you throughout your stay. Olivier takes great pride in ensuring your stay is really meaningful for you and in taking time to keep your usual routines that help you feel at home. Olivier is never short of ideas for outings and activities for you to try, making your stay just what you had hoped for – and a bit more!
Olivier provides skilled and sensitive assistance to our clients with Younger Onset Dementia, helping them to be as self-managing as possible with day to day life tasks and organisation.
Therapy Assistant, Brendan Mack, has an advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management and is an experienced NDIS Support Coordinator. Brendan is currently supporting our clients to achieve their therapy and social goals while completing a degree in Physiotherapy.
Privacy and Respect – “Actions Speak Louder than Words”
For your privacy we do not use Adapt Lifestyle Support signage and logos on our cars or clothing when we visit you. We respect that
your choice to use our service – is your business. It’s up to you to choose to tell the neighbours if we are visiting you at home – the vehicle we use won’t tell them. Similarly, when we support you to go out and about in the community, you may not want everyone knowing you have a support person with you. So, we won’t be wearing a uniform or an ID Badge that identify us as service provider – your time out is about you, not us.
What Drives Adapt Lifestyle Support
- A Sunshine Coast where disability, ageing and diversity are celebrated and individuals are given an equal opportunity to participate in, and contribute to, their communities, relationships and futures.
- Adapt Lifestyle Support works to improve the wellbeing and participation of people who are adapting to living with a disability, age-related or psychosocial condition. We achieve this through a partnership of our skilled supports and your expertise in knowing what needs to change for you to live well, feel well and have something great to look forward to.
- Partnership & Collaboration:
Partnering with you to plan how your time with us looks and what we can achieve together. Working with others in the community and those people who are important to you, as we support you to adapt to living well and to meeting your goals into the future.
Care & Celebration:
Placing a high priority on the respectful, sensitive and genuine manner in which we deliver your supports. Being careful to promote your emotional wellbeing and self-esteem. Taking time to suggest supports that empower and enable you. Celebrating your strengths, achievements and the meaningful connections you develop with others along the way.
Diversity & Inclusion:
Your individual identity, personal and cultural beliefs and uniqueness will be a cornerstone of our partnership and this may require us to involve specific groups, individuals or activities you indicate necessary for your cultural wellbeing. We will support you to continue your involvement in your community, traditions and the things that matter to you.
Excellence & Innovation:
As your support partner, we are committed to offering research-based approaches to delivering services which empower and enable you. We strive to continually improve our services and develop exciting new programs.