Carers Trust welcomes the new report from Alzheimer’s Society, Fix Dementia Care: Hospitals; which highlights the variable care people with dementia receive in acute hospitals. For some time carers have highlighted the inconsistent care people with dementia receive in hospital and are calling for more meaningful involvement in their care.
Carers Trust believes that clear involvement of carers when a person with dementia is admitted to hospital is vital for that person to recover well and be discharged safely. Not only does involving the carer benefit the patient but also means staff are better informed about their patients.
Carers Trust supports Alzheimer’s Society in calling for better dementia care and also calls for the need for support and information for carers to be better recognised. One way of achieving this is through adopting the Triangle of Care which ensures carers, people with dementia and professionals are all better supported.
Ruth Hannan, Policy & Development Manager at Carers Trust commented:
"The involvement and support of carers of people with dementia in hospital settings is crucial for both the wellbeing of people with dementia and those that provide unpaid support to them.”