QCS Dementia Centre – Deliver Outstanding Dementia Care
With our Dementia Centre, you have all you need to deliver and evidence better dementia care for your Service Users.
Whether stand-alone or as part of your QCS compliance subscription, the Dementia Centre is a resource hub of evidence-based tools and content offering guidance on HOW to deliver great dementia care and for evidencing excellence through visible staff actions and impact on service user wellbeing.
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Updated, digital version of the PAL instrument
A digital version of this validated assessment and care planning support tool to support individualised care and activity for individuals at all levels of dementia. Includes the PAL Life History Profile: case study example of the completed PAL assessments and, webinars for in-house learning in using the PAL Instrument.
PAL Engagement Measure
This valuable tool helps measure the observed level of engagement in activities for people with dementia. By recording aspects of engagement in four areas: cognitive, physical, emotional and social, carers can identify where they should focus their efforts to help the person with dementia improve their engagement. The tool objectively identifies the level of service the individual needs and monitors the impact of your activity provision, while promoting meaningful engagement.
Purposeful Practice Guides and Competency Reflection Tool
A set of guides to support in-house action-based learning in providing support to service users living with dementia in 9 activities of daily living. Each guide provides a focus for the team member to learn how to deliver effective person-centred care. A staff Competency Tool is also included for line managers to support team members in their purposeful practice and to provide evidence of practical skills development in dementia care.
Mental Capacity Assessment examples are provided for four main needs experienced by service users and those who support them: Unsafe leaving; Addressing the risk of falling; Taking medication and, Intimate relationships. These examples support good practice in mental capacity assessment.
Evidence how your staff training has turned into skilled competency and also demonstrate the impact on service users, using the range of tools with built-in evidence measures.
How Do I Guides
A series of learning tools to support care staff with difficult situations when providing dementia care.
Allows you to create customised guidance for each of your service users.
QCS Dementia Compliance Index
Bringing together dementia best practice with all the relevant regulatory needs. This provides links to the relevant QCS Policies that are supported by using the Dementia Centre resources.
Books, films and research resources
A library of dementia relevant learning resources for in-house continuing professional development. The research articles include discussion points for a Journal Club style of learning.