SCIE press release
Alzheimer's Society report 'Low Expectations'
26 February 2013
The Alzheimer's Society challenges low expectations of care for people living with dementia. SCIE offers practical resources that can help to meet that challenge.
SCIE's Chief Executive, Andrea Sutcliffe says:
The Alzheimer's Society's important report today confirms that the significant and rising number of people living with dementia is something we all need to care about. This could be you, your family member or friend. We should not be satisfied with low expectations. Instead we should follow the example set by the excellent services that do exist and try to make sure that these high standards of care and support are available for all - in the community, at home and in residential care.
There is a lot to do but the good news is that support, good practice examples and guidance are available to help. SCIE has a wealth of resources that can benefit the public and social care staff.
- Are you worried about someone living with dementia and want to understand future options and issues to consider? Then take a look at SCIE's website www.findmegoodcare.co.uk which can help you take the first steps to find a good quality local service.
- Do you want to know what excellent services look like? Spend a few minutes exploring SCIE's Social Care TV website where films like Avoiding Un-necessary Hospital Admissions, Nutritional Care and many others show how person-centred care can really improve the quality of life for people in residential care.
- Or are you working in social care and support and want to understand dementia or important issues like safeguarding better? Our Dementia Gateway and Adult Safeguarding Resource are simple, interactive ways to support staff so that they can be confident in providing excellent care.
There is no need to fall into the counsel of despair when considering how to respond to the challenge set by Alzheimer's Society - we need to make best use of the resources already available from SCIE and many others.
SCIE's Chief Executive, Andrea Sutcliffe
Social Care TV
- Social Care TV: Avoiding Un-necessary Hospital Admissions for Older People in Residential Care
- Social Care TV: Nutritional Care for Older People