This week we’re featuring two reports that have recently been published on best practice guidelines for people with dementia in long-term care.
(1) William Benbow, the Long-Term Care development consultant, has created a Best Practice Design Guideline based on the best practices from a variety of different regions and institutes, both in Canada and internationally. The BPDG includes the best practice on individual resident rooms, accessibility, wayfinding, lighting, noise, outdoor gardens, sustainability and décor. For more information and to access the document, please visit http://bit.ly/1lJC8wq.
(2) The latest best practice design guideline from Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) features design information for long-term care residents with dementia and sight loss. This booklet includes information on best choices for colour, and when to implement a colour contrast. It also has information on the most appropriate lighting, fixtures and fittings, best bathroom, kitchen and outdoor spaces and signage for entrances and exits. For more information and to access the booklet, please visit http://bit.ly/1ngSURk.For more information on long-term care and environmental design, don’t forget to check out our Current Perspectives on the topic.