People living with dementia should not be placed out of area for non-specialist mental health acute care.
For extra information, evidence and best practice please scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Dementia Friendly Hospital Charter
The criteria for referral is below
- Patient is 18 years and over
- GP agrees that the patient can be safely cared for at home
Overnight care comprises of a senior health care assistant caring for the patient in their own home overnight , this may also be a nursing /residential home (10pm till 7am) Please see links to the Marie Curie page and also publications to support patients ,carers and families.
Website: Nursing services (mariecurie.org.uk)
Website: Browse all Marie Curie publications
ReSPECT for healthcare professionals