Healthwatch Norfolk is marking Dementia Awareness Week 2015 by publishing two new reports into crucial aspects of dementia care in Norfolk (click on the report titles to read them or download a copy).
Good practice in dementia care in Norfolk residential homes
Experiences of accessing information for people with dementia and their carers
The two reports draw on extensive work carried out by Healthwatch Norfolk volunteers and staff, guided by the comments that the organisation receives from the public. Each recognises good practice across Norfolk but also makes some recommendations about how care and information services could be made better.
In the YouTube video you can see on the left, Healthwatch Norfolk volunteer Terry Allen talks about the enter and view visits to residential care for people with dementia.
Healthwatch Norfolk Chief Executive, Alex Stewart, said:
“We know that some elements of dementia care in Norfolk are fantastic but we also hear about the inconsistencies in service levels in different parts of our county. The recommendations in these reports are not pie-in the-sky or unaffordable fantasies, they are common sense, achievable suggestions that can make a difference.”