New Zealand Framework for Dementia Care

New Zealand Framework for Dementia Care (doc)
21 Nov 2013
New Zealand Framework for Dementia Care (pdf)
21 Nov 2013
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
  • governance
  • family and whānau support
  • culturally appropriate services
  • funding streams
  • monitoring and evaluation
  • advocacy.
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