Extra Care Housing and dementia: Commissioning for quality - an overview of the issues

In this presentation and associated paper Sue Garwood outlines what commissioners should consider when developing an extra care scheme for people with dementia and explores some of the issues. e.g. eligibility, assessments, approaches to risk management, possible limitations of extra care for people with dementia, and pros and cons of different models.

She uses a couple of examples to illustrate the importance of working in partnership to achieve shared vision and clear alignment between the features which characterise the scheme and the needs of the people for whom the scheme is intended. Such features would include: physical design; ethos and eligibility; policies, procedures, operations and internal communications; assistive technology devices; staffing levels and training.