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Dementia Behavior Management Advisory Service Assignment

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Last Name1Assessment Task 3: Service DesignStudent’s NameName of the ClassProfessor’s NameCityStateThe Date
Last Name2ContentsAssessment criteria: Part A..............................................................................................................3Comparison of two services from different countries..................................................................3DBMAS....................................................................................................................................5Alzheimer’s society programs..................................................................................................5Critique of the services based on my knowledge of the pathophysiology of dementia andBPSD.............................................................................................................................................5Reflection on the extent to which the services support and meet the needs of the older personswith BPSD....................................................................................................................................6Assessment criteria: Part B Service design project.........................................................................6Service model...............................................................................................................................6Service practices..........................................................................................................................7Behavioral evaluation and intervention services......................................................................7Specialised service package for older adults in the aged care facilities...................................7Community behavioural facilities............................................................................................724-hour helpline and a mobile app...........................................................................................8Philosophy of the service.............................................................................................................8Justification of the service model.................................................................................................8Support for merit of my ideas......................................................................................................9Bibliography..................................................................................................................................10
Last Name3Assessment Task 3: Service DesignAssessment criteria: Part AComparison of two services from different countriesThis part will compare Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS)and Alzheimer’s society program. DBMAS is an Australian program while Alzheimer’s societyis a UK based program. Although these two services support older persons with BPSD anddementia, they have different service philosophies, models and practices.DBMASDBMAS has several service philosophies that justify its existence and purpose for olderpeople with BPSD. The elemental philosophy of this program is to improve the quality of life(QOL) for elders with dementia as well as their carers. Another important philosophy is toenhance the skills and support healthcare providers to enhance care for individuals with dementiaand BPSD. Besides, DBMAS makes sure that care for individuals with dementia are tailoredbased on personal needs and condition (DBMAS, 2017). All clients are handled with dignity andrespect despite their condition. DBMAS further assumes a person-centred holistic approach to itsclients. The last philosophy is ensuring service equality for culturally and linguistically diverseclients.DBMAS has a similar model as Alzheimer society program, but with various distinctions.DBMAS is a free service supported by the Australian Government. This service is controlled anddispensed by Dementia Support Australia. DBMAS is administered by skilled, multidisciplinaryteams comprised of registered nurses, mental health nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians, clinical
Last Name4psychologists and geriatrician (DBMAS, 2017). The use of a 24-hour helpline is also afundamental aspect of DBMAS model.The practices of DBMAS are based on the examination of clients, provision of pertinentpsychoeducation or referral to the appropriate service. An elder with dementia is first examinedtogether with their support network. Clinical support is delivered through three main ways, face-to-face, through telephone or email. Short-term case managements are offered depending on thecondition of the client. Behaviour consultations are usually conducted with Aboriginal andCALD portfolios. Also, the DBMAS team conducts translation and interpretation services forpeople from diverse backgrounds. The final aspect of the model is referrals to Severe BehaviourResponse Teams (SBRTs) (DBMAS, 2017).Alzheimer’s society programThe main service philosophy of Alzheimer’s society is to create a world withoutdementia. This service aims to build a society where those impacted by dementia are embracedand assisted. The Alzheimer society believes that this philosophy will enable seniors withdementia to live in the society without fright. According to the society program, clients have astrong connection to what it does. As a result, the Alzheimer society is glued to the community.Nevertheless, these service philosophies tend to change over time based on the changes in theprevalence and severity of dementia. The service philosophies evolve based on the societyambitions (Alzheimer’s Society, 2017). New challenges might also cause the philosophies toevolve.The model of the Alzheimer society program consists of 230 individuals who handledifferent roles. The team includes health care providers who are employees, volunteers as well as
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