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Dementia Training Australia’s environmental design experts are available to provide on-site education, assessment and advice to managers, staff, project managers and architects wanting to create more enabling environments for people living with dementia.
The focus could be on using an existing environment more effectively, on planning a new facility, or refurbishing an existing one. This includes aged, hospital and community care settings. Architect Kirsty Bennett leads the team of consultants whose combined expertise covers architecture, strategic planning, interior design, landscape architecture, nursing, psychology, operational management.
The service draws upon a range of components in a 6 part resource suite. It will typically include a detailed discussion of the application of evidence based design principles, an assessment of your facility or plan (“Environmental Audit”) and a discussion of recommendations for improvement. The audit is a standard component for DTA Tailored Training Packages.
Our award winning* environmental design education service is available in all Australian States and Territories.
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Our award winning Environmental Design service is available as part of a tailored training package. We help you to assess your environment. We provide you with the tools and support needed to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your built environment for a person living with dementia.
DTA’s Environmental Design Resources
Environmental Design Resources Handbook
DTA’s Environmental Design Service handbook introduces the full suite of resources for the DTA Designing for People with Dementia Service.
The full suite consists of 6 resources:
Environmental Assessment Tool Handbook
Indigenous Aged Care Design Guide
* Older Persons Mental Health Award 2016, won by the Environmental Design Education Service, NSW/ACT Dementia Training Study Centre. Watch a video about this award below.
Learning OutcomesThe educational component of this service will enable you to:
- understand and apply ten principles of designing for people with dementia
- use an assessment tool to assess the strengths and weaknesses of an environment accommodating people with dementia
Equivalent of three to five CPD points depending on the duration of the service / professional education.