Alzheimer's Society - Home from Home: A Report Highlighting Opportunities for Improving Standards of Dementia Care in Care Homes

The Alzheimer's Society's Home From Home report calls for care homes to begin operating as specialist dementia care providers. Research shows a typical person with dementia in a care home spends just two minutes in every six hours socially interacting with other people - most of these residents are in the advanced stages of dementia and rely on the support of trained staff.

The Home From Home report features a survey of more than 3,500 people, including relatives of people with dementia, care home staff and managers. The survey shows;

  • More than half of people with a relative in residential care say there is not enough for the person with dementia to do each day
  • Over one in four family carers feel they do not receive enough information about the care and treatment of the person they care for
  • Care home staff say providing care that improves the quality of life of residents with dementia is the top factor in job satisfaction