The Dementia Quality Mark is an accreditation process for care homes that provide a dementia service.
The Dementia Quality Mark can help families wanting to select a care home, giving them reassurance that the care being given meets the needs of those with dementia, and confidence that on-going improvements in practice will lead to better outcomes for those receiving care.
The care homes application is reviewed on a yearly basis where it is expected that the panel will be able to see a clear progress update from the home, as well as a service improvement plan for the following 12 months.
The success of the Dementia Quality Mark has been vital in helping to improve the quality of service provision for those residents in care homes living with dementia, and we hope to continue this service improvement across the care sector.
The home is also issued with a certificate which they can display in the home to show they are in receipt of the Award.