Legislation and Dementia Care
Dementia and Elderly Care
Enduring Power of Attorney Act
Someone who works under the LPA (Lasting Powers of Attorney) can support someone with their personal welfare or their property and affairs. However, someone working under the EPA (Enduring Powers of Attorney) can only help that individual with their property and affairs.
Human Rights Act
Data Protection Act
Mental Capacity Act
Safeguarding Vulnerable Group Act
Equality Act 2010
Putting People First
Living Well with Dementia
The strategy hopes to ensure that improvements are being made to dementia services to improve the quality of care. These areas are improving awareness, early diagnosis and intervention and the quality of care.The quality of care should be at a high standard so that those who have dementia can have a better understanding at certain things. The strategies aim is to ensure that society view people with dementia in a different way. 3 objectives that are hope to be improve are;
- Implementing the Carers Strategy. Informal carers such as family members are considered one of the most important resources for people who have dementia. Support will need to be offered to informal carers and if they need any guidance when caring for the individual then they can accept the offer.
- Housing support - The individuals living arrangements may need to change once their dementia starts to progress, this can mean a residential home or adaptations being made to their home. As some individuals may be living independently their needs will need to be assessed to see if they need to be care for 24 hours a day.
- Improved end of life care- people who have dementia, their carers will need to be involved in planning end of life care. The carers can work along side the Department of Health End of Life Care Strategy to see what the best options are for the individual.