The ADL Kitchen is a domestic style area, for activities of daily living (ADL) independence assessments and rehabilitation training for patients of varying levels of physical and cognitive ability. Typically provided within the Transitional Living Unit, in this space patients will be assessed and trained in meal preparation tasks. The room will include benches, sink, cooktop (if possible provide both gas and electric cooktops), wall oven/grill, rangehood, microwave, wheelchair accessible storage, and refrigerator/ freezer. Adequate space is required to enable patients, with or without assistive mobility devices, to move around and perform meal preparation tasks.
Wherever possible, patients should re-learn, practice and be assessed in their own homes. Ideally, purpose built facilities should only be used to prepare patients to return home, for tasks requiring equipment that is not yet available in the home, and to assess a patient's readiness to return home where further rehabilitation will take place. Therefore, the room furnishings will be domestic in style and scale to mimic home conditions with a slight increase in the room size to accommodate additional equipment and assistive devices.
Natural light and outlook is desirable.
Body Protected electrical area
24.10.2010 First Draft
09.12.2015 Description, Fabric, FF, FE and Services Updated
07.06.2019 Room name and area updated
Fabric and outline specifications
1100 clear opening
Standard slip resistant
Protection plate to 900mm AFFL
To door frame
to sink, or other smooth impervious finish also acceptable
Floor vinyl coved, 150mmH
Drop-in tiles, 600x600 mm
Angle flush against wall, in line with ceiling grid
Fittings and Furniture (FF)
Selection / Remarks
open under, round edges
to external window if provided; vertical blinds also acceptable