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Careerforce is undertaking a scheduled review of the Older Persons’ Health and Wellbeing unit standards that cover dementia care.

The draft standards incorporate changes to incorporate initial feedback from a review workshops conducted in February 2020.

Current versions of the unit standards can be found here.

If you wish to participate in this review, please provide comments to ProductFeedback@Careerforce.org.nz by Friday, 20 November.

Summary of proposed changes

The standards were re-drafted to clarify outcomes and evidence requirements.  The outcomes were grouped into theory and practical standards, and the outcomes from the expiring standards were included in the reviewed theory and practical standards.

Read the change report here

Main changes

  • The standards were restructured to eliminate duplication of assessment and to establish one theory standard and a corresponding practical standard.
  • The outcomes in standard 23922 were amended and moved to outcome 5 in standard 23921. The outcomes in standard 23923, were amended and moved to outcome 1 in standard 23920 & outcome 4 in standard 23921.
  • The references were updated. Obsolete references were removed, including: SNZ HB 8134.5:2005 Health and Disability Sector Standards – Proposed Audit Workbook and Guidance for Residential Services for People with Dementia; SNZ HB 8134.6:2006 Best Practice Guidance for Community Services for People with Dementia and Proposed Audit Workbook; and SNZ HB 8163:2005 Indicators for Safe Aged-care and Dementia-care for Consumers.

You are able to read the revised unit standard documents for 23920 and 23921 by selecting the unit standard titles below.

IDTitleLevelCreditReview Category
23920Describe dementia, support, and safe practice to support people living with dementia in a health or wellbeing setting

Demonstrate knowledge of providing support for people living with dementia

46

 

10

B
23921Provide person-centred support to people living with dementia in a health or wellbeing setting

Provide support for people living with dementia

46

 

10

B
23922Manage the effects of providing support for people living with dementia in a health or wellbeing setting44D
23923Demonstrate knowledge of behaviour presented by people living with dementia in a health or wellbeing setting44D