Major changes need to be made in the way dementia services are planned and commissioned in Wales. That's according to a report from the Care and Social Service Inspectorate Wales. It found 'significant gaps' in what are called early intervention services. Carole Green reports.
Alzheimer's Society in Wales says there needs to be a 'step change' in the way dementia services are commissioned in Wales. Sue Phelps, the charity's director, says preventative services can be a "lifeline" for people with dementia and their carers.
The CSSIW review into dementia care took place between July 2013 and January this year. As part of the review, the inspectorate visited five local authorities to look at how well services for people with dementia and their carers was being commissioned.
The report found:
- significant gaps in the planning and provision of prevention and early intervention services
- the commissioning of preventative services from the third sector is ad hoc
- a need for greater focus on the quality of care and people's quality of life when monitoring service contracts.
Major changes need to be made in the way dementia services are planned and commissioned in Wales, according to a report from the Care and Social Service Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW).
The report found that there are 'significant gaps' in the planning and provision of early intervention services and there is a need for 'greater focus' on the quality of care provided by local authorities and health boards.
Carmarthenshire County Council says that the order to remove Hafan Tywi care home's registration was made last Thursday at Llanelli Magistrates Court.
Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) says that staff at Hafan Tywi care home weren't paid at the end of last month - but praised them for continuing to provide care for residents.
The watchdog says there was no guarantee staff would be paid properly, so it wasn't "sustainable" for the home to stay open.
A private care home in Carmarthenshire has been forced to shut. Hafan Tywi in Ferryside closed after Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales voiced concerns about the financial viability of the home.