Deliver and evidence better dementia care. Driven by evidence-based tools, best practice, and practical guidance on how to deliver quality dementia care, QCS Dementia Centre helps transform the assessment, management and evidence of care provision for those living with dementia.
At the heart of QCS Dementia Centre is the academically validated QCS PAL Instrument for the digital assessment of cognitive abilities that supports individualised care and activity for individuals at all levels of dementia.
More than 1.5 million people and their families are expected to be living with dementia in the UK by 2040, and currently, more than 70 per cent of people in care living with the condition. Being able to provide great dementia care should be a focus for all care providers.
Dementia and its progression offers unique challenges to carers, and many don’t feel they have the support and guidance to ensure a safe and effective service.
Services need to evidence their specialism in dementia to families, regulators, and commissioners of their services, particularly if they are receiving local authority dementia premium payments. QCS PAL Cognitive Assessment and guides will support care planning with evidence-based specialist care practice.
QCS Dementia Centre is a digital resource hub of evidence-based tools and content offering real-life guidance on how to deliver great dementia care and for evidencing excellence through visible staff actions and the impact on service user wellbeing.
Within QCS Dementia Centre, QCS PAL Engagement Measure tracks the observed level of engagement in a chosen activity for people with dementia. By recording aspects of engagement in four areas (cognitive, physical, emotional and social) over a series of sessions, carers can identify where they should focus their efforts to help the person with dementia to improve their engagement. Thanks to its person-centred approach, QCS PAL Engagement Measure objectively identifies the level of service the individual needs and monitors the impact of your activity provision, while promoting meaningful engagement for your service users. In addition, this evidence of service delivery together with the tracking of changes in an individual’s engagement over time provides reassurance to the individual’s family members. It is also confirmation to regulators of the use of best practice to support the individuals’ participation in everyday life.
QCS Dementia Centre includes a library of easily accessible dementia-relevant resources to support in-house learning and development, to help you and your team in delivering excellent, person-centred dementia care.