New report supports dignified care

New report supports dignified care

A new report is calling on the care system to ensure that older adults are treated with dignity and respect. Delivering Dignity was produced by the NHS Confederation, Age UK and the Local Government Association in the hope of changing the way that professionals approach care. The report stresses the importance of "fundamental changes to culture, leadership, management, staff development, clinical practice and service delivery". Researchers based the report on evidence from 40 organisations, public hearings and nursing reference groups. The three co-chairs of the study have called the paper a "call to arms" to encourage service providers to work together to improve care. Commenting on the report, a spokesperson for the Alzheimer's Society stated: "Every person has different needs, preferences and fears. "Yet these differences are too often being dismissed or ignored by a system that often seems to have lost sense of its priorities." Consequently, the report signals a positive step to refocusing care concerns and could be especially beneficial for those with dementia, who rely on the system. Find the nearest Barchester care home.