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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03533: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 6 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what guidance there is on providing best care for people with dementia in residential care.

Answered by: Maureen Watt 26 October 2016

The Standards of Care for Dementia in Scotland provide guidance on standards expected when provding care in all dementia care settings, including residential care.

The Care Inspectorate will carry out 150 dementia-focused inspections in care home for older people in 2016-17. The inspections will focus on how the dementia standards have been applied in practice. An overall inspection report will be published and available on the Care Inspectorate’s website in 2017.