GSF End of Life Care for People with Dementia Distance Learning Programme
The GSF End of Life Care for People with Dementia Distance Learning Programme was introduced as pilot programme to identify the level of need for bespoke Dementia Care for people nearing the end of their lives. The Programme was developed in conjunction with Staffordshire University.
The aims of the programme are:-
Improve the quality of care for people with dementia in their last years of life.
To specifically change some key factors that are important in their care, namely:-
- Improving awareness of person-centred dementia care and the use of life stories
- Improving management of pain and distress and increased use of the appropriate assessment tools
- Improving communication and increasing the uptake of advance care planning discussion
- Reducing hospital admissions, enabling more to live and die at home
Poster summary of programme
This programme is a practical based approach to changing practice, action plans are completed following each session and reflected on at the next session.