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World Alzheimer's Month: delivering outstanding dementia care

Theresa McNally, creative practice manager at Care Quality Commission ‘Outstanding’-rated dementia care specialist Vida Healthcare, shares her top tips for providing an outstanding level of care.

People living with dementia generally need more support from care providers than those without. It is therefore extremely important that care home operators understand how to provide outstanding care for residents living with dementia.

What is outstanding care?

Outstanding care is about self-awareness, training and education, and challenging ourselves to try and empathise with care home residents living with dementia. If we understand how they feel, it is easier to deliver the level of care and compassion they require.

Outstanding care relies on a number of factors. A well-designed care home, flexible care, and passionate, committed, and compassionate staff who really value the health and wellbeing of the people they care for.

Adaptability and the ability to reflect on the needs of individuals is crucial to ensure outstanding care is provided. This will enable care which is person-centred and flexes to the needs of each reside

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