Suitably adapted housing can contribute to the support of people living with dementia. The “Dementia: finding housing solutions”, written by University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre, examines the potential roles of housing associations in helping people with dementia to live independently, and avoid or reduce hospital admissions / length of stay and care home admissions. Integrating housing into the dementia care pathway is recommended for achieving better outcomes for people with dementia.
This report has been edited and published by the National Housing Federation, the University of Stirling DSDC, the Housing Learning and Improvement Network, and Foundations. Section headings in the edited report include:
- Living in your own home: early diagnosis and intervention.
- The housing offer:
- Improving the rate of diagnosis.
- Preventing hospital admission.
- Providing information and advice on housing.
- Improving hospital discharge.
- Promoting independence at home.
- Designing dementia-friendly homes.
- Rising to the challenge.
Andrews, J. and Molyneux, P. (2012). Dementia: finding housing solutions. Stirling: University of Stirling; Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) / National Housing Federation, 2012 [May 2013]. 28p.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].