Guidance and standards provider Quality Compliance Systems (QCS) has launched a Dementia Centre to help care professionals support the cognitive needs and abilities of individuals.
The centre is a resource hub of evidence-based tools and content that includes up-to-date policies and procedures, assessment and outcome measures, case studies, and the work of authors, which together aim to deliver hands-on guidance to providers.
It will be led by the organisation’s dementia care champion Jackie Pool, who also created the QCS PAL (Pool Activity Level) instrument, a tool that guides care professionals to deliver support at the level of dementia that a person is living with.
‘What separates the Dementia Centre from other resources is that it fuses generic guidance, regulatory compliance requirements and the work of world-renowned experts into one single resource,’ said Pool.
‘This enables care professionals to move from a purely paper-based environment to a real-world one, which combines the latest compliance with QCS PAL-centric dementia best practice. The result is “purposeful practice” which has been designed specifically to help those who support people with dementia to deliberately focus on aspects of their care and support in order to become more competent and effective.’
More than one million people are expected to be living with the condition in the UK by 2025.
Nikki Walker, QCS’s chief executive officer, said: ‘While providing the latest compliance to our customers will remain a central focus, care providers have been telling us for some time that they also want cutting-edge practical content that they can seamlessly apply to real-world situations.’