Secure Dementia Care Home Design: Information Resource

Published online: 
12 August 2016
Secure Dementia Care Home Design: Information Resource.


This resource supports people involved with the development or major reconfiguration of secure dementia care homes. It aims to enhance the quality of life of people with dementia living in secure care homes by focusing on their experiences and perspectives.

It provides in-depth information and research for aged care providers, DHBs and anyone else planning and designing new builds or reconfiguring secure dementia care homes. The design principles are relevant to all people living with dementia in both non-secure and secure care homes. However, this resource is specifically designed for secure dementia care homes, rather than other (non-secure) residential aged care built environments.

The resource is based on information gathered from current research, consultation with key stakeholders and international guidelines.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    12 August 2016
  • ISBN:
    978-0-947515-53-9 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2016. Secure Dementia Care Home Design: Information Resource. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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