What happens to staff if a home changes focus from caring for older physically frail people to those with dementia?

The prevalence of people with dementia requiring intensive levels of support is increasing, which is why we are developing Dementia Centres of Excellence. However, all our homes will continue to meet the increasing needs of older people with dementia – as they do now. For homes that change to become Dementia Centres of Excellence, staff will experience a change of focus within their roles. We will support managers and staff through an assessment of their individual learning and development needs. This Development Programme is designed to bring about a staffing profile and skill mix that is well supported to provide specialist dementia care.

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