A key strategic priority for Dementia Australia in the next five years is to work collaboratively to define standards of quality dementia care. We will work with government and industry to promote the adoption of those standards.
Dementia Australia’s Quality Care Initiative is developing baseline and gold care standards and linking them to the new Aged Care Quality Standards. This will afford us the best possible chance to influence the way dementia care is provided throughout the aged care sector.
We ran a series of Focus Groups followed by a Consumer Summit to ratify the Communique summarising these standards. These lead to a Roundtable and finally the Symposium in March 2020.