Published by the UK Homecare Association, this report is the output of the Health and Care Champion Sub-group on Homecare, part of the Prime Minster's Challenge on Dementia (October 2015).
- It emphasises the key role of good quality home care in supporting people with dementia to remain in their own homes and live a good quality life.
- Outlines in detail what is needed in order to achieve this objective and suggests ways of bringing it about.
- It begins with an aspirational description of how a person's experience of dementia might be if all the recommendations of the report are implemented.
- championing homecare as the key facilitator of dementia care and information
- delivering a personalised approach focused on outcomes for the individual and family
- giving greater flexibility for homecare providers to innovate and shape care with and for the individual
- recognising and realising the value of homecare to reduce risk and lessen the negative impact of dementia progression
- prioritising homecare as a cost effective form of intervention
- ensuring sufficient time to deliver the care people with dementia need in the way they want
- developing consistent and reliable homecare services and training
- helping providers to implement and experiment with technology
- developing research on care as well as cure.
- the individual
- building the case
- developing the workforce
- a personalised approach
- integration and partnership working
- and innovative commissioning.