The publication ‘Community Supports Model for People With Dementia’ has been published by the HSE & Genio Dementia Programme to mark World Alzheimer’s Day 2016. The paper reports on a unique Community-based service model in Ireland drawing from the experience of four projects undertaken across Ireland from 2012-15. The model puts people with dementia and their families at the centre of service design and demonstrates an approach which engages with the wider community and mainstream services, as well as health and social care services.
The focus of this work has been on dementia but the learning from the model also has potential for all older people’s services and other service areas in Ireland and internationally.
You can download the summary here
An economic analysis of the four projects informed the development of the model. The analysis estimated the potential saving associated with the support of people at home in their own communities for as long as possible. Download the economic analysis here.