Why it’s important to review the care of people with dementia | Healthwatch
This report summarises data and people’s experiences about social care reviews, reassessments and their outcomes for people with dementia. It also includes recommendations.
Over 850,000 people live with dementia in the UK. One widely reported challenge is the impact dementia has on families and friends, and how it can be a constant struggle to get the right support from social care services.
As dementia is a degenerative condition, The Care Act states that people are entitled to regular reviews to ensure care meets their changing needs. However, when we analysed data from 97 local councils, Healthwatch found people were not getting what they were entitled to.