Environmental Scan Summary

The Knowledge and Implementation Hub (The Hub) team undertook an environmental scan to find current high-quality Australian educational tools and resources for aged care workers on meaningful lifestyle activities for older people. Structured searches using the Advanced Search version of Google took place in September 2022 to find webpages, PDFs, videos and other resources originating from Australia. Relevant aged care organisational websites were searched and an Evidence Advisory Group, formed to guide the topic content, provided additional suggestions for resources.

Google searches returned a total of 29 resources on meaningful lifestyle activities in aged care in Australia. The resources were about awareness of the importance of meaningful lifestyle activities and the principles underpinning the concept of ‘meaningful’ for older people.

These resources are now available in the resources section of The Hub. The Hub team will repeat the scan process at scheduled intervals to ensure the resource content for meaningful lifestyle activities remains up to date.