Dementia success for region’s homes

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Dementia care at homes in the region has been given a stamp of approval by Nottinghamshire County Council.

More than 32 homes have been recognised for the high-quality care they give, including 22 residential care homes and 10 nursing who have subsequently achieved the Dementia Quality Mark which will mean enhanced payments for people with dementia in their care.

The homes received an unannounced visit from independent inspectors over the summer to check if they met the required care standards for residents with dementia set out by the council.

Criteria included positive attitude towards dementia, allowing people with dementia emotional and physical freedom, ensuring day routines are carried out, and providing meaningful activities and stimulation.

Improving the quality of care in homes for people with dementia is a national and local priority.

Mansfield MP Sir Alan Meale has pledged his support to the Alzeimer’s Society to help them highlight the difficulties sufferers and carers are facing.

At an event held at the House of Commons, Sir Alan pledged to make Mansfield a dementia-friendly constituency.

He said:“Increased awareness about dementia can give people an understanding of the small things they can do that can make a difference to people having to live or care for someone suffering dementia.

“Helping someone seemingly lost, the find them a correct bus, to understand their plight represents a number of simple ways to help.”