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Better building better care: a planning guide to improving an aged care facility for people with dementia.

Author: New South Wales Ageing and Disability Dept,
Type: Government Document
Year: 2000


This guide describes the practical steps in planning the conversion of mainstream residential care to improve the model of dementia care. It begins by describing a good practice approach which is about creating an environment that makes sense to people with dementia. It describes each step needed to change both the physical building and the way care is provided.

Further Details

Pages: 56 p.
Volume: 2004
Issue: 5 February
Publish Location: Sydney
Publisher: New South Wales Ageing and Disability Dept.
Accession Number: September, 2011
Notes: Retain as this document is no longer on the State Government website
Keywords: New South Wales, older, cognitive, housing improvement
Reads: 300