This research explored residential aged care (RAC) workplace design features that influence how RAC staff feel valued, productive, safe, like they belong and connected. A secondary aim was to validate emerging themes about RAC design features with stakeholders.
Key Expertise Provided:
- Bridging gap between research and practice: literature review of the influence of spatial design on aged care health workforce practices
- Evidence informed practice: conducting research to building the evidence about what influence spatial design has on aged care staff.
- Research Translation: Working with International Design forms and residential aged care facilities to utilise evidence into practice
- Literature review
- Photo elicitation
- Qualitative interviews and focus group discussion
This is research has identified key workplace design features that matter to RAC staff in a ‘shared workspace’. The increasing demands upon RAC require evidence-based workplace design policy, models and evaluation approaches that support RAC staff to work in RAC shared workspaces.
Naccarella, L; Newton, C; Pert, A; Seemann, K; Williams, R; Sellick, K; Dow, B. (2018). Workplace design for the Australian residential aged care workforce. Australasian Journal on Ageing.DOI;10.111/ajag.12493