The environment in which care is provided plays a significant role through the following four principles:

Meaningful activities

Meaningful activities are available, encouraged and tailored to the individual patient, resident or client needs, likes and capabilities.

Structured and/or spontaneous meaningful activities

Physical activity

Physical activity is available to patients, clients and residents and has a restorative and rehabilitative focus.

Physical activity impacts both physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Quality dining experience

Facilitation of enjoyable dining experiences which includes choice and social connection with no unnecessary medication administration.

The dining experience is a combination of the food and drinks provided, the service and the atmosphere. This experience impacts on a resident’s quality of life and wellbeing.

Risk and participation is balanced

The risk to a patient, client or resident is considered and balanced with the value and benefits of participation in activities.

Consider patients, client and residents choice and control.


Monitoring: Evidence and Measures

The key tools used to monitor are:

  • National Aged Care Quality Standard 3 & 4
  • Spontaneity in activities and meaningful activities are available for residents.
  • Administrating medications at meal times is activity avoided at the facility.