This plan aims to build the capacity and capability of the aged care sector to embed and improve quality care for people living with dementia, their families and carers in Australia. Dementia Australia is leading the plan in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, Aged Care Workforce Industry Council, Dementia Support Australia and Dementia Training Australia.
The plan is based on extensive work and consultation with people living with dementia, their families and carers and the key initiatives include:
- dementia support pathways – People living with dementia, their families and carers have optimal access to the integrated services and supports they need to live the life they choose
- building workforce capability – The workforce, leadership and culture understands and supports dementia and has the skills and knowledge to sustainably embed quality dementia care
- dementia-friendly design – Physical environments support people living with dementia to be as independent as possible
- all of which are underpinned by people living with dementia placed firmly at the centre.