Standards of Care for Dementia in Scotland. A guide for people with dementia and their carers
This guide to the new Standards of Care for Dementia in Scotland is for people with dementia and their carers (family members, partners and friends). It explains what your rights are and the quality of care, support and treatment you or the person you care for should receive to stay well, safe and listened to.
The guide also sets out how you can use the standards to ensure the services you receive meet the standards and what you can do if you are not happy with the standard of care, support and treatment provided.
For everyone with a diagnosis of dementia
These standards relate to everyone with a diagnosis of dementia in Scotland, regardless of where they live, their age, the support they receive or the severity of the illness. The standards apply wherever the service is being provided – whether it is in your own home and community, in a care home or hospital.