Strong results in an Australian-first dementia care model

February 19, 2017

Recent Salvation Army Aged Care Plus figures show significant improvements in quality of life for residents living with dementia under a new care model.

 

The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus’ revolutionary dementia care model, now known as Making Moments Matter (formerly Dementia Care Matters), is proving effective with interim results showing significant improvements in the quality of life for residents living with dementia.

 

The model is currently being implemented at Mountain View Aged Care Plus Centre at Narrabundah, ACT and The Aged Care Plus Centre at Chapel Hill, QLD.

 

Since the model’s commencement in July 2016 there has been a 100 per cent (Mountain View Aged Care Plus Centre) and 25 per cent (The Cairns Aged Care Plus Centre at Chapel Hill) reduction in expressive behaviours amongst residents being cared for under the Making Moments Matter model.

 

This reduction is significant, as persons with dementia commonly experience such behaviours including verbal and physical aggression, agitation, wandering, isolation and confusion, which collectively impact both the individual and other persons with whom they interact.

 

Results also report an 85 per cent (Mountain View Aged Care Plus Centre) and 67 per cent (The Cairns Aged Care Plus Centre at Chapel Hill) reduction in falls and a 33 per cent (Mountain View Aged Care Plus Centre) and 10 per cent (The Cairns Aged Care Plus Centre at Chapel Hill) decrease in the number of residents whom require psychotropic medication.

 

Read ore at http://www.seniorau.com.au/6779-strong-results-in-an-australian-first-dementia-care-model

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