Southern Cross 'must guarantee dementia patients' wellbeing'

Posted on 12 July 2011

The Alzheimer's Society wants long term care provider Southern Cross to guarantee the wellbeing of residents with dementia, given the possibility that the company may go into administration.

Jeremy Hughes, chief executive of the Alzheimer's Society, has sent an open letter to Southern Cross bosses urging them to keep to their new dementia strategy.

"If successful it could mean better care for thousands of people and money being spent more effectively," he said.

"We are hoping to work with new owners to make sure this vision becomes a reality."

According to the Alzheimer's Society, approximately two-thirds of all people paying for care in homes suffer from dementia.

It follows news that an All Parliamentary Group on Dementia report has revealed that care homes in the UK are not provided with adequate support to provide the best care for people with dementia at the best price, recommending greater sharing of best practice and multidisciplinary liaison teams.

 

Posted by Toby Mynott

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