Guidelines for care: person-centred care of people with dementia living in care homes: framework

Alzheimer Society of Canada
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67p., bibliog.
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These guidelines for care present a framework aimed at improving the quality of care of people with dementia in care homes through a person-centred philosophy. The Alzheimer Society suggests that people with dementia have the right to enjoy the highest possible quality of life and quality of care by being engaged in meaningful relationships which are based on equality, understanding, sharing, participation, collaboration, dignity, trust and respect. The framework is an evidence based foundation for the development of knowledge translation tools to enhance quality care. A Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) was completed to systematically examine practice guidelines published in peer-reviewed journals regarding the care of people in advanced stages of Alzheimer's disease living in care homes. The guidelines consist of the following sections: what does a person-centred philosophy mean; what does person-centred care look like in a care home; ensuring family inclusiveness; extending a person-centred philosophy through end of life.

Subject terms:
older people, person-centred care, care homes, dementia, good practice;
Content type:
practice guidance
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