Care Homes Warned Over Dementia

Care Homes Warned Over Dementia

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Care homes need to improve their approach to people with dementia, a report by a firm of health and social care analysts has concluded.

Laing and Buisson found training was “fragmented and ad-hoc” with a third of homes failing to provide staff with specialist instruction.

The survey of 6,000 UK care homes also questioned the care provided.

It said only 57% of home residents affected by dementia were cared for in settings “dedicated” to the condition.

The figure rose to two thirds once all those who ended up with dementia while in care homes were taken into account.

The number of people in Britain with dementia is expected to more than double to 1.7m by 2051.

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Nick Cooper
Nick is NCC's resident blog author and covers a range of subjects, including teaching and health & social care. NCC is an international learning provider with over 20 years’ experience offering learning solutions. To date, NCC has engaged with over 20,000 employers, and delivered quality training to over half a million learners.
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