Department of Health

This audit module is designed to look at wayfinding in the general or public areas of a facility.

Wayfinding refers to all the ways in which people orientate themselves in a space and navigate their way from place to place. Older people need more wayfinding aids to assist orientation in a space and these need to be more obvious.

Some suggestions for improvement would take some budget and/or timeframe to implement, while others can be changed quickly and with minimal budget. It is not intended for major refurbishments or new builds.

You may use this audit module on its own or as part of a broader audit of other parts of the facility. We suggest completing it with the other facility audits to enhance your understanding of how to improve the environment for older people.

This audit module contains 21 questions and will take approximately 25-30 minutes to complete.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018


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