Why Use Facilitated Case Conferencing for people with advanced dementia

Why Use Facilitated Case Conferencing for people with advanced dementia

Case conferences that are well targeted, organised, conducted and documented can:
  • Ensure family understanding of the progressive nature of dementia and the need for a palliative approach to care in the advanced stages 
  • Increase understanding of the goals of care and best management approaches
  • Build respect between staff and families that acknowledges their different contributions to care of the person with dementia and help them work together as a team 
  • Ensure that care decisions are based on best available evidence and what the person would have wanted for him/herself if (s)he were able to choose
  • Enhance comfort and dignity as the person approaches the end of life.

Last updated 02 September 2015