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Environmental Assessment Tool (EAT) – Handbook

Type: Handbook
Supporting Aged Care Quality Standard: 5

This handbook assists users of the Environmental Assessment Tool (EAT) to systematically review and create better environments for people living with dementia.

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The EAT was first published by NSW Health in 2003 as the Environmental Audit Tool. It is organised around a number of key design principles.

There are four parts in the handbook:

  • Part 1 ‘Key Design Principles’ contains a description of key design principles.
  • Part 2 ‘The Environmental Assessment Tool’ introduces the EAT and provides directions for its use.
  • Part 3 ‘Using the Spreadsheet’ contains a guide to scoring the EAT and showing the results graphically.
  • Part 4 ‘Applying the Principles’ provides information about the questions contained in the EAT and outlines design considerations for each of the questions.
Handbook 3PDF | File size: 3MB


BEAT-D APP


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


ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN RESOURCES HANDBOOK

This handbook consists of a suite of 7 resources. Access the individual resources below:


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