Journal article

Workspace environmental design evaluation to support the aged care workforce: Are we using the right evaluation approaches?

Lucio Naccarella, Clare Newton, Briony Dow, Nikki Beckman

Australasian Journal on Ageing | Wiley | Published : 2019

Abstract

Objectives Australia's aged care workforce is facing pressures due to increased demands from an ageing population. This paper reflects upon whether existing workspace environmental design evaluations are supporting the aged care workforce. Methods This brief report was informed by a 2018 Optimising Aged Care Workspace Environment Symposium with three streams: (a) Developing, (b) Implementing and (c) Evaluating Aged Care Workspace Environments. Results Symposium key messages included the following: 'evidence (lived experiences and feedback) from both older people and the aged care workforce needs to inform both development and implementation of aged care environment design'. The Evaluating ..

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