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Residential Aged Care Managers and staff working in residential or community care setting.
Many care homes have limited budgets to refurbish, expand or remodel. Sometimes making changes just seems too hard, especially with all the pressures of ‘business as usual’. It’s also easy to get complacent, or become immune to the problems of the care environment, which may be impacting residents’ quality of life. These talks outline the basics of where to focus your efforts with reference to Standard 5 of the Aged Care Quality Standards, and gives low cost tips to help unlock your home’s potential.
At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:
· Name the key principles of good dementia design in care home environments and why they make a difference.
· Identify in your care environment a key strength to make the most of, and opportunities for change.
· Understand the impact of Standard 5 and how to work towards meeting it.
· Give examples of low cost or free design interventions
· Be able to communicate back to your team how to make change happen and prioritise change.
Liz Fuggle MA MArch RIBA RIAS - Dementia Consultant, HammondCare
Liz is a Dementia Consultant with HammondCare's Dementia Centre providing design training and consultancy services and heading up the Dementia Centre's Dementia Choices programme.
Between 2017 and 2019 she was a Design Manager in HammondCare's Property and Capital Works team helping to deliver five new homes. She is a UK registered Architect having practiced in the UK between 2005 and 2016 with dementia design specialists BPA Architecture. Her 90 bed care home for CareUK was a finalist in the 2014 Pinder's awards for 'Best Large Dementia Home'. She was an Associate of the University of Stirling's Dementia Services Development Centre between 2012 and 2015 and is the author of 'Designing Interiors for People with Dementia' (The Publishing Bureau 2013).
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