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QS30: Supporting people to live well with dementia

Apr 3 2013
Live well with dementia

This quality standard, published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), covers the care and support of people with dementia. It applies to all social care settings and services working with and caring for people with dementia.

It should be read alongside the NICE Dementia quality standard (QS1) which covers care provided by health and social care staff in direct contact with people with dementia in hospital, community, home-based, group care, residential or specialist care settings.

Download QS30: Supporting people to live well with dementia

Statement 1. People worried about possible dementia in themselves or someone they know can discuss their concerns, and the options of seeking a diagnosis, with someone with knowledge and expertise.

Statement 2. People with dementia, with the involvement of their carers, have choice and control in decisions affecting their care and support.

Statement 3. People with dementia participate, with the involvement of their carers, in a review of their needs and preferences when their circumstances change

Statement 4. People with dementia are enabled, with the involvement of their carers, to take part in leisure activities during their day based on individual interest and choice.

Statement 5. People with dementia are enabled, with the involvement of their carers, to maintain and develop relationships.

Statement 6. People with dementia are enabled, with the involvement of their carers, to access services that help maintain their physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Statement 7. People with dementia live in housing that meets their specific needs.

Statement 8. People with dementia have opportunities, with the involvement of their carers, to participate in and influence the design, planning, evaluation and delivery of services.

Statement 9. People with dementia are enabled, with the involvement of their carers, to access independent advocacy services.

Statement 10. People with dementia are enabled, with the involvement of their carers, to maintain and develop their involvement in and contribution to their community.

Other quality standards that should also be considered when commissioning and providing a high-quality service are listed in Related NICE quality standards.

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