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Dementia Care for People Living in the Community

Name: Dementia Care for People Living in the Community

Identifier: Not Applicable

Issuing Organisation: Health Quality Ontario

Country: Canada

Language: English

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Availability: Free to Access

Type: Quality standards indicator

Issue Year: 2018

Forward Review Date: Not known

Fields: Built Environment and Outdoor Spaces  Health and Wellbeing  Housing and Care Facilities 

Intended Audiences: Older People, Carers, Third (Voluntary) Sector Bodies, Private Sector Bodies, Professional and Trade Bodies, and Governmental and Public Sector Bodies


This quality standard addresses care for people living with dementia in the community, including the assessment of people suspected to have dementia or mild cognitive impairment. The quality standard focuses on primary care, specialist care, hospital outpatient services, home care, and community support services. It also provides guidance on support for caregivers of people living with dementia.

a hospital, or in a long-term care home, refer to Health Quality Ontario’s quality standard Behavioural Symptoms of Dementia: Care for Patients in Hospitals and Residents in Long-Term Care Homes.


Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing: High

Older Person Specific: Yes

Usage / Adoption status: Not known


This quality standard does not apply to care provided in an emergency department or hospital in-patient setting or to people living in long-term care homes. Nor does it address specific aspects of palliative care for people living with dementia.


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