Guidance

 

Progress for Providers – Person Centred Care in a care home

This publication is primarily for managers of care homes supporting people with any type of dementia, at any stage. It may also interest families of people with dementia who may be looking for a care home and wish to know how to assess the homes they are visiting.

Visit: https://progressforproviders.org/checklists/delivering-personalised-support-for-people-living-with-dementia/



Dementia friendly care home design

Dementia Friendly homes – This Virtual Care Home is an online resource by Dementia Services Development Centre, that demonstrates dementia-friendly design in care home settings or people’s own homes.

Understanding age-related changes and impairments is the first step towards creating living environments which support the needs of older people and those with dementia, keeping them safe from dangers such as falls, which can have a devastating effect on an older person; allowing them the freedom and confidence to use their abilities to the fullest extent, in all things from the mundane to the creative; aiding memory in day-to-day living; and reinforcing personal identity.

Click here to take the virtual tour.


Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers

Guideline from NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease). It aims to improve care by making recommendations on training staff and helping carers to support people living with dementia. Visit: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng97



Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) Dementia Gateway

If you work with people with dementia in nursing, residential or domiciliary settings we hope you will find this website  useful. There are lots of practical tips, tools and activities that will help you with your daily work.

Visit: http://www.scie.org.uk/dementia/