Care Co-ordination in the Community
Aim: to ensure people living with dementia and their carers get the right health and social care, at the right time, and in the right setting.
The World Health Organisation publication, continuity and coordination of care, reports that care co-ordination can improve patient and carer experience and outcomes, reduce hospital admissions and emergency department attendances and reduce lower medical costs.
Our key work in this area is listed below.
International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare Europe
We were delighted to share our e-poster, care co-ordination in the community for people living with dementia: an appreciative inquiry and data analysis to understand the critical success factors, at the virtual International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare Europe, 9-11 June 2021.
Care co-ordination for people with dementia in the community: The critical success factors
We have identified 12 critical success factors for effective care co-ordination for people living with dementia and their carers. The animation below explains what they are and how you can use them in your own service or organisation.
Learning and innovations in Inverclyde during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic
Inverclyde is the Dementia Care Co-ordination Programme implementation site, aiming to improve care co-ordination for people with dementia and their carers.
This case study shares experience from the Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although not related to the Dementia Care Co-ordination Programme, it captures learning and innovations within Inverclyde HSCP that many other areas across Scotland may find of interest.
Frailty and dementia evidence summary
The Evidence and Evaluation for Improvement team at Healthcare Improvement Scotland have produced a frailty and dementia evidence summary to inform the usefulness of frailty assessment tools in the management and coordination of dementia care.
Care co-ordination online workshop
Through presentations and interactive discussion the Focus on Dementia Team hosted a webinar, on 27 October 2020, for colleagues to learn about care co-ordination for people living with dementia, including:
- A summary of evidence related to care co-ordination
- A summary of the Midlothian HSCP experience
- The 12 critical success factors
We have worked with Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership to understand dementia care co-ordination critical success factors in supporting care co-ordination for people with dementia and carers in the community.
A report of findings published in September 2020 supports the spread of learning to other areas.
Care Co-ordination Whole System Implementation
The Focus on Dementia team will be working collaboratively with Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership over a 2 year period to support the redesign of their dementia pathways from diagnosis to end of life, and to share learning across Scotland.
To view our announcement visit our webpage.
Evaluation of the effectiveness of the “8 Pillars” model of home-based support
The Scottish Government commissioned Blake Stevenson Ltd to undertake an evaluation of the 8 Pillars home-based support model for people with dementia, please click on the links below for more information and to download this report: