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Environmental Assessment Tool – Acute Care (EAT-AC Handbook)

Type: Handbook
Supporting Aged Care Quality Standard: 5

This new handbook is designed to be used in acute health care settings where patients stay for up to a week.​ It is centred around the Environmental Assessment Tool – Acute Care (EAT-AC) and provides information about how to systematically review and create better environments for people living with dementia in acute health care settings.

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There are five parts in the handbook.
• Part 1 ‘Key Design Principles’
• Part 2 ‘An Acute Health Care Literature Review’
• Part 3 ‘Environmental Assessment Tool – Acute Care’
• Part 4 ‘Using the spreadsheet’
• Part 5 ‘Applying the Principles’

Handbook 7PDF | File size: 6.6MB


Our free BEAT-D App (Built Environment Assessment Tool – Dementia) will guide you through an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of buildings used to accommodate people with dementia.

Download App File size: 17MB


This handbook consists of a suite of 6 resources. Access the individual resources below:


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