Tuesday, 29 April 2014
The key standards to achieving a Triangle of Care in dementia
The Triangle of Care - a guide to improving dementia care has been developed by the Royal College of Nursing and the Carers Trust and funded by the RCN Foundation. This guide identifies 6 key standards required to achieve better collaboration and partnership with carers. Each standard is supplemented by good practice examples and resources that may be helpful. The 6 key standards state that: * Carers and the essential role they play are identified at first contact or as soon as possible thereafter. * Staff are 'carer aware' and trained in carer engagement strategies.* Policy and practice protocols regarding confidentiality and sharing information, are in place.* Defined post(s) responsible for carers are in place.* A carer introduction to the service and staff is available, with a relevant range of information across the care pathway.* A range of carer support services is available.