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Title: Ministry of Health – New Zealand Framework for Dementia Care
This publication provides DHBs and the health and social support sectors with a guide for developing their dementia care pathways. The framework has three guiding principles:
· following a person-centred and people-directed approach
· providing accessible, proactive and integrated services that are flexible to meet a variety of needs
· developing the highest possible standard of care.
The publication also highlights five key elements for effective dementia care:
· awareness and risk reduction
· assessment, diagnosis, early intervention and ongoing support
· living well
· meeting challenges to maximise wellbeing
· end of life.
Overarching factors that must be considered across all five key elements are also identified:
· education and training for people with dementia and their families and whānau
· workforce education and training
· readily accessible information
· family and whānau support
· culturally appropriate services
· funding streams
· monitoring and evaluation
Phone: 0800855 066
Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 03 Aug 2017, 10:45 AM