Improving aged care homes through design

This webinar will support the aged care sector to understand how to adopt the new National Aged Care Design Principles and Guidelines. You will hear how the principles and guidelines can improve aged care design and benefit those living and working there.

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General public
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Presenters 

  • Chair – Assistant Secretary, Department of Health and Aged Care
  • Presenter – Naomi Wilkins, Director, Design and Dementia Support Section, Department of Health and Aged Care
  • Presenter – Nick Seemann, Managing Director, Constructive Dialogue Architects and Dementia Training Australia, a lead author of the Principles and Guidelines
  • Presenter – Liz Fuggle, Associate, Constructive Dialogue Architects and Dementia Training Australia, a lead author of the Principles and Guidelines
  • Presenter – Angela Raguz, General Manager, Residential Care and Dementia Centre, HammondCare

About the webinar

In July 2024, the Department of Health and Aged Care introduced the National Aged Care Design Principles and Guidelines

The principles and guidelines are an evidence-based resource, developed in consultation with a broad range of stakeholders, including: 

  • older people
  • their families and carers
  • the aged care sector
  • design and technical experts.

The Principles and Guidelines recognise the key role that the physical environment plays on a person’s health and wellbeing. They were developed in response to Recommendation 45 of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Attendees will hear from the lead authors of the Principles and Guidelines and an aged care provider about their experiences and the benefits of good design. You will also hear about: 

  • planned activities to support the sector in adopting the Principles and Guidelines
  • what your service can do now to harness the benefits of good design for your residents and workforce.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions. 

If you would like to read more about the project and see what additional resources are available, see Improving accommodation in residential aged care.

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