Support, Stay, Save: care and support of people with dementia in their own homesApril 4 2011
This report provides evidence from over 2,000 carers, people with dementia and home care workers on the aspirations, experiences and outcomes of providing dementia care in the community in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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The evidence and recommendations are for commissioners and service providers and are intended to support good practice in meeting the needs of people with dementia living in their own homes
- There must be an urgent and concerted effort to support people with dementia to live independently in their own homes and avoid early and unnecessary admission to long-term care.
- Commissioners should recognise the considerable resources already being spent across health and social care on dementia and the opportunity to use them more effectively.
- Carers must be supported to carry out their caring role.
- Joined-up working across health and social care must become the norm if people with dementia are to be supported to remain independent in their own homes.
- Variable experiences of care and support should be tackled through expanded sharing of good practice.
- Home care workers must be supported to provide good care to people with dementia in their own homes.