This discussion paper aims to draw together a lot of evidence about care homes in the South West. It highlights how managers, staff, commissioners and Care Quality Commission inspectors can contribute to improving the quality of care in care homes.
It is intended as a resource to inform, challenge, prompt and promote ways to improve the experience of people living with dementia in care homes.
The discussion paper has six sections looking at care homes in the South West from a number of different perspectives, and sets out action people might take to improve the quality of care.
The final section includes self assessment tools to help people to reflect on what they should or could do to improve care for people with dementia. The tools provide sets of “Questions to ask yourself”, designed for care home managers and providers, health and social care commissioners and Care Quality Commission inspectors. The questions are drawn directly from the findings in this discussion document.