Dementia Care Mapping
Dementia Care Mapping (DCM), is an observational technique used since 1991 in over 30 countries. A DCM’s fact based recommendations that leadership and direct care staff can easily apply to improve the quality of care.
Management and staff make immediate and sustained improvements in the quality of service.
- Evidence based
- Concrete recommendations
- Real results
A DCM involves 6-8 hours of observation in common spaces. The observed behavior (data) is analyzed and presented back as a set of recommendations on how to systematically improve the quality of interactions, making them more person centred.
By gathering data on the quality of life for people living with dementia and how they interact with the physical environments, other Elders, care professionals and how they engage with our culture, we are able to make concrete fact based step by step recommendations that result in a roadmap for improvements.
A final report will provide:
- A roadmap with step-by-step improvements
- Benchmark quality improvement
- Staff education recommendations
- Personalized care plan ideas