Person-centred care of people with dementia living in care homes: Executive summary
The Alzheimer Society believes that people with dementia have the right to enjoy the highest possible quality of life and quality of care. The Society believes that each person with dementia is an individual, regardless of the stage of the disease, and that care should be individually tailored to their unique needs, interests, habits and desires.
To achieve this goal, the Alzheimer Society of Canada looked for evidence-based research that shows how to successfully implement person-centred programs and practices in long-term care homes. The result of this research is the Guidelines for care: Person-centred care of people with dementia living in care homes framework, which includes the input of peop
Guidelines for careThe Guidelines for care framework consists of the following sections:
- What does a person-centred philosophy mean?
- What does person-centred care look like in a care home?
le with dementia, family caregivers, researchers, educators, long-term care home staff, and various stakeholders.
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