If you provide care to those with dementia now or will in the future, please note the following. WALA fully expects that these principles when finalized may impact your operations.
As part of the DHS Dementia Capable Initiative, DHS has set a draft set Dementia Guiding Principles. In addition, they are asking stakeholders to review these draft Principles and take a survey on them.
Here is the announcement from DHS along with the link to the survey and Guiding Principles.
External and Internal Stakeholder group,
There must be a widely shared understanding of appropriate and high quality care for people with dementia in order to have a dementia-capable system of care. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Dementia Care Guiding Principles articulate, document and share a common understanding of these values.
The Department is seeking feedback to ensure that these draft Guiding Principles reflect values that are necessary to provide high-quality and effective care and support for all people with dementia. The Department is utilizing an online survey tool, Select Survey, to collect comments related to each Guiding Principle.
The survey will only be open from September 9, 2014 to 11pm CST on September 19, 2014.
Prior to completing the survey, it may be best to review the Guiding Principles draft document (Dementia Guiding Principles DRAFT090514) as well as the .pdf version of the survey (Select Survey 09 08 2014.pdf), both of which are attached to this email. Once you have read and noted your responses, please open the survey link to provide your feedback.
Thank you for your time and effort in providing responses and comments to the draft Guiding Principles.
Christine See and Pam Rood