Improving domiciliary care for people with dementia
This report reviews the current position of domiciliary care in delivering quality support for people with dementia and their carers, considers the challenges faced and makes recommendations regarding how to move forward with improving provision. It is designed to be a resource for those involved in commissioning and providing domiciliary care, including contracting and finance staff and those working on the personalisation agenda.
The report draws on research undertaken during 2010-2011 in the South West of England (South West Dementia Partnership, 2010) and the recently published reports from the Alzheimer’s Society (2011) and the Personal Social Service Research Unit of the University of Manchester (Challis, D. et al, 2011).
- Improving domiciliary care for people with dementia
- Appendix 1. Self assessment tools for domiciliary care providers and commissioners
- Appendix 2. Innovative practice examples
- Appendix 3. What does a personalised approach mean for a person living with dementia?
- Appendix 4. Case studies and scenarios
- Alzheimer’s Society (2011) Support. Stay. Save. Care and support of people with dementia in their own homes. Alzheimer’s Society, London. https://alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/download.php?fileID=1030
- Challis, D. et al, (2011) Community support services for people with dementia: The relative costs and benefits of specialist and generic domiciliary care services. Personal Social Services Research Unit, Manchester University, Manchester. https://www.housinglin.org.uk/_library/Resources/Housing/Support_materials/Other_reports_and_guidance/Dementia_and_domiciliary_care_-_PSSRU_full_report.pdf
- South West Dementia Partnership (2010) Domiciliary Care Key information report. and South West Dementia Partnership (2010) Domiciliary care provision in the South West for people aged 65 and over: Data set 2010. www.southwestdementiapartnership.org.uk/domiciliary-care