Expertise, experience and passion for BPSD

The BPSD Program of Care is the award winning Swedish approach to person centred care for persons suffering from Dementia and BPSD.

It was introduced in Sweden in 2010 and now is used by over 7 000 care units in every part of the country.   Over 28 000 Care Works have been trained in the program and over 45 000 persons suffering from Dementia and BPSD have benefited from this approach.

Persons included in the program as of 2017-10-06

Mid term evaluation from Denmark

"The BPSD care program has made everyone think of what they are doing and why. We reflect more and have gained increased knowledge" (leader). Denmark has a National strategy for dementia care. As a part of this is including testing the BPSD care program in five...

New certified trainers in Beijing

We are pleased to welcome our first certified trainers in China! Our partner in China, PHCC, led by Dr Jin and her team are leaders in the development of dementia care in...

New research from Japan

The implementation of the programme resulted in enhanced attitudes towards dementia care among the participants without an increased burden of care....

Training in Beijing – China

During the week starting 26th March 2018 we will be holding training for Administrators (2 days) and Certified Trainers (3 days). Book early for this training as demand is expected to be high. Contact BPSD Care for more details.

BPSD Program of Care

Available in Europe and Asia.

What is the BPSD Program of Care?

The program is based around training of care personel and the use of a web based IT system.

Care workers are taught how to use the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) scale to measure the presence and severity of BPSD. After the NPI measurement, an analysis is performed to attempt to identify common reasons behind the person’s BPSD.

From the results of the analysis, an individual care plan is created.  This plan can then be used in the everyday personal care.

The measurement, analysis and care plan are held by the IT system.

The effects of the care plan are evaluated through a renewed measurement of the person, new analysis, and update of the care plan.

How successful is it?

In Sweden the BPSD Program of Care is used in over 7000 care units by over 28 000 care workers.  Over 45 000 persons suffering from dementia have benefited from our Program of Care.

The program is also available in Japan, China and Denmark.

Results in Sweden

In Sweden we have demonstrated an improvement in the Care Takers quality of life and a reduction in medicines.

Care Workers have enjoyed an increased professionalism and job satisfaction. Attacks on Care Workers have also decreased.

Care Homes have seen a reduction in costs as extra personel no longer have to be used.

Care Providers have also seen a reduction in secondary care costs specifically related to dementia.  Fewer falls – almost certainly due to the decrease in use of unsuitable medicines – have led to fewer secondary costs.

 

Do you want to be our partner?

We are looking for partners in Europe and Asia who can help us bring our award winning product to these markets. For more information contact Richard Bibby at richard.bibby@bpsdcare.com

The person suffering from BPSD

Studies show that persons introduced to the Program of Care have:

  • Reduced NPI points
  • A better quality of life
  • Less pain and are therefore less aggressive
  • Are recieving Person Centred Care
  • Been able to live at home longer

The Care Worker

The care worker has traditionally been seen as a low skilled worker.  However after having undergone our training program we see:

  • Higher competence of personel
  • Care personel are more motivated
  • They can see and measure the results of their work
  • Have more time for care of the person with BPSD
  • Less stress and attacks on the care worker

The Care Home

There are many benefits for the care home.   These include

  • An improved quality of care
  • A management tool to measure the prevalence of BPSD
  • No longer needing extra personel for the persons with high NPI points
  • Staff take less sick days

The relative

The relative is often powerless and frustrated in the face of increased severity of dementia in their loved ones.  The BPSD Program of Care encourages their inclusion in the care as it is based upon the individual. – Person Centred Care.  As a result we see that

  • Relatives feel more involved in the care
  • Relatives can receive feed-back and reports

Society - because we care

There are benefits important to a caring society:

  • Less secondary health problems and associated costs
  • Less anti psychotics – 70% less falls
  • Less persons to consume or need hospital care
  • Research and care improvements
  • No longer the need for special units for severe BPSD