Thinking of Environments Differently

By Dementia Training Australia

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The third in series of three webinars exploring how a family home can be bolstered to reduce the burden of dementia, what moving house might mean, and how a new home can still be supportive. The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has recommended an industry-wide shift to small household models of accommodation. Part of this is a change in “bricks and mortar,” but a group home is grounded in the social life of the people living there. This webinar, delivered on 3 November 2021, Tamar Krebs discussed her ground-breaking work, establishing community-based group homes and what it takes to make them work – talking about both the social/operational approach needed the create supportive small-scale environments and elements of staff training required to support the transition to a home-based model of care. This is video recording 3 of a 3-part series: Exploring how a family home can be bolstered

Enabling Environments


Resource Type:
Video recording

Learning Outcomes

After watching, staff should be able to:
  • The social and operational approach needed to create a supportive, small-scale group home.
  • The elements of staff training required to transition from institutional care to home-based models.
  • What is required in the physical environment to make a group home succeed.