Improving Quality of Care for People with Dementia in General Hospitals

Summary

This summary page, found via the National Dementia Strategy Information Portal, clarifies the key components necessary for improving the standards of hospital care for people with dementia.

The RCN Dementia Project states that this objective can be delivered more effectively through the following initiatives (quotation):

a) Identification of a senior clinician within the general hospital to take the lead for quality improvement in dementia care.

b) Development of a care pathway for the management and care of people with dementia in hospital, led by that senior clinician.

c) Gathering of existing data to ascertain the impact of specialist liaison older people’s mental health teams working in general hospitals.

d) The commissioning of these teams”.

Read more: National Dementia Strategy Information Portal.

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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