The dementia needs assessment provides quality evidence and guidance on the capacity required in care homes for people with dementia in Poole to 2025. There is a specific focus on how many residential and nursing care placements we need to commission and how many beds will be required to meet the demand.
The needs assessment:
- describes the population at risk of dementia, highlighting characteristics relevant to Poole
- estimates the current and future number of people with dementia in Poole
- assesses service utilisation by people with dementia in Poole
- outlines current and future care home demand in Poole
- quantifies existing and likely future care home supply within Poole
- gap analysis of current and future demand and supply of care home beds
- sets out key messages for future strategic and service developments
The assessment found that:
an estimated 2,354 people are affected by late onset dementia in Poole in 2010.
- dementia is an age related condition with a prevalence that nearly doubles every five years after the age of 65
- almost three quarters (73%) of people with late onset dementia in Poole are aged over 80. A fifth (21%) is aged over 90
- over half (55%) of people with late onset dementia will have mild dementia, 32% moderate and 13% severe dementia
- in the longer-term to 2025, the number of people with late onset dementia is forecast to increase to around 1,000 (+43%) to 3,360
The Commission Strategy for Residential and Nursing Care For People with Dementia to 2025 can be found here.
Page last updated: 27 August 2019