Quality Standards: Dementia Care for People Living in the Community


Key Questions: What are the quality standards for those living with dementia? How do I properly care for someone with dementia? 

This quality standard addresses care for people living with dementia in the community, including the assessment of people suspected to have dementia or mild cognitive impairment. The quality standard focuses on primary care, specialist care, hospital outpatient services, home care, and community support services. It also provides guidance on support for caregivers of people living with dementia.

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  • About Quality Standards
  • How to Use Quality Standards
  • About This Quality Standard
  • Quality Statements in Brief
  • Quality Statement 1: Comprehensive Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Quality Statement 2: Interprofessional Care Team
  • Quality Statement 3: Individualized Care Plan
  • Quality Statement 4: Named Point of Contact  
  • Quality Statement 5: Education and Training for People Living With Dementia and Their Caregivers
  • Quality Statement 6: Education and Training for Health Care Providers
  • Quality Statement 7: Access to Support Services
  • Quality Statement 8: Caregiver Assessment and Support
  • Quality Statement 9: Safe Living Environment
  • Quality Statement 10: Access to Primary Care
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • About Health Quality Ontario 
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Health Quality Ontario

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Promoting continence for people living with dementia and long term conditions